Adoption; person other than spouse of birth or adoptive parent may adopt child. (SB679)

Introduced By

Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston) with support from co-patrons Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke), and Del. Mark Sickles (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Adoption by person other than spouse of a parent. Provides that a person other than the spouse of a parent may adopt a child if the child has only one parent, the adoption would not terminate the parental rights of the parent, and the parent joins in the petition for the purpose of indicating his consent. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


09/26/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15100158D
09/26/2014Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
01/15/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB679)
01/23/2015Failed to report (defeated) in Rehabilitation and Social Services (7-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)


ACLU-VA LGBT Rights, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

The ACLU of Virginia supports this legislation that would allow every child the opportunity to have two legal parents who are committed to the child's legal and financial well-being.