Adoption. (HB869)

Introduced By

Del. Emily Brewer (R-Suffolk)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Adoption. Allows a circuit court, upon consideration of a petition for adoption, to immediately enter an interlocutory order referring the case to a child-placing agency to conduct a visitation instead of entering an order of reference referring the case to a child-placing agency for investigation and makes other amendments to accommodate for and bolster this change. The bill allows petitions for adoption submitted by the persons listed as the child's parents on his birth certificate to be filed and granted under the provisions governing stepparent adoptions. The bill prohibits putative fathers from registering with the Virginia Birth Father Registry regarding a child whose adoption has been finalized and in certain other instances set forth in the bill and allows written notice of an adoption plan to be sent to a putative father by express mail with proof of delivery in addition to delivery by personal service or certified mailing as in current law. Read the Bill »


01/12/2022: In Committee


01/12/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22104018D

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