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Building Families Through Adoption for Over 30 Years

Month: February 2018

The Catch All Language

The Standards of Proof which a Court must consider in granting an Adoption without the Consent of a birth parent includes standard "catch all" language. That is to say, that a Court may consider all rlevant evidence on the issue of the best interests of the child, and...

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The Detriment Requirement

When Section 63.2-1205 was enacted in 1995, it included language requiring the trial court to consider whether failure to grant the Petition for Adoption would be detrimental to the child.  In 2006, the General Assembly removed this language from the statute, and...

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