HB1957: Adult adoption; investigation and report.

HOUSE BILL NO. 1957

Offered January 13, 2021
Prefiled January 11, 2021
A BILL to amend and reenact § 63.2-1244 of the Code of Virginia, relating to adult adoption; investigation and report.
Patrons-- Avoli, Kory, Marshall, Walker and Wiley

Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That § 63.2-1244 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

§ 63.2-1244. Investigation and report at discretion of circuit court; exception.

For adoptions under this article, an investigation and report shall not be made unless the circuit court in its discretion so requires. However, if a petition is filed for the adoption of any person eighteen years of age or older under clause (iv) of § 63.2-1243, the circuit court shall require an investigation and report to be made. If an investigation is required, the circuit court shall forward a copy of the petition and all exhibits to the local director and the provisions of § 63.2-1208 shall apply.