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Virginia Adoption Law and Procedures Archives

What Constitutes a Close Relative Adoption in Virginia?

It is not uncommon today for birth parents to place their child for adoption with a close family relative.  The procedures to adopt a family member are somewhat easier than procedures to adopt a non-relative.

Overview of Parental Placement Adoption in Virginia

In Virginia, birth parents may place their child directly for adoption with any family they choose, subject to legal procedures designed to ensure that the placement is in the best interests of the child.  This type of adoption is often called either private adoption or independent adoption.  However, the correct name is parental placement adoption, because the parents are making the placement, not an agency.

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