Post-adoption services. (HB1821)

Introduced By

Del. Peter Farrell (R-Henrico) with support from co-patron Del. Chris Peace (R-Mechanicsville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Post-adoption services. Requires the State Registrar of Vital Records, when issuing a new certificate of birth pursuant to an adoption, to provide adoptive parents with a document listing all post-adoption services available to adoptive families. The bill requires the Department of Social Services to create, annually update, and make this document available on its website. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/13/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15101665D
01/13/2015Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/19/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB1821)
01/22/2015Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2015Read first time
01/26/2015Read second time and engrossed
01/27/2015Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
01/27/2015VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2015Constitutional reading dispensed
01/28/2015Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
02/06/2015Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services (12-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2015Read second time
02/10/2015Read third time
02/10/2015Passed Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2015Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 02/11/15
02/11/2015Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1821ER)
02/11/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB1821ER)
02/11/2015Signed by Speaker
02/11/2015Signed by President
02/11/2015Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 2/11/15
02/11/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Wednesday, February 18, 2015
02/18/2015G Approved by Governor-Chapter 5 (effective 7/1/15)
02/18/2015G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0005)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 50 seconds.