In a Parental Placement Adoption, sometimes called a Private Adoption, there may be a lot of planning before the birth of the child. It may also be necessary to meet the requirements of the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children. The actual legal process, however, does not begin until after the birth of the child.
If a person introduces a birth mother to prospective adoptive parents, this is called facilitation. There is nothing wrong with this so long as it is not paid for.
Virginia's adoption statutes state that a child may be place for adoption by:
Advantages of Parental Placement Adoptions include the following: