Adoption; death of joint petitioner prior to entry of final order. (HB1086)

Introduced By

Del. Jay Leftwich (R-Chesapeake)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Death of joint petitioner prior to entry of final order of adoption. Provides that in cases in which married persons, or persons who were previously married and who are permitted to adopt a child, have jointly petitioned to adopt a child and one of the petitioners dies before entry of a final order of adoption, the adoption may proceed in the name of both petitioners upon request of the surviving petitioner. The bill further provides that, upon entry of a final order, the child shall be, for all intents and purposes, the child of both petitioners. Read the Bill »


01/12/2022: Awaiting a Vote in the Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee


01/12/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22102645D
01/12/2022Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/25/2022Continued to 2023 in Health, Welfare and Institutions