Confirmatory adoption; expands the stepparent adoption provisions. (SB1321)

Introduced By

Sen. Jennifer Boysko (D-Herndon) with support from co-patron Sen. George Barker (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Confirmatory adoption. Expands the stepparent adoption provisions to allow a person who is not the child's stepparent but has a legitimate interest in the child to file a joint petition for adoption with the child's birth parent or parent by adoption. Read the Bill »


01/22/2021: passed committee


01/12/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21102745D
01/12/2021Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
01/20/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1321)
01/22/2021Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services with amendments (11-Y 1-N 3-A) (see vote tally)
01/22/2021Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations

Hearing Scheduled

This bill is scheduled to be heard in the Senate Finance and Appropriations committee on 01/26/2021. It meets on Tuesday and Wednesday, 9:00 A.M. - Senate Room B.

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