Adoptions Laws in Virginia
We understand that the adoption process can be confusing and sometimes daunting. What happens in one state does not necessarily happen in another. If you feel overwhelmed, Adoptions With Love can help. Our adoption counselors, attorneys, and agency partners are expertly trained on the adoption laws in Virginia. If you choose to work with us, you can relax knowing that our experienced team is available to provide in-person support and legal assistance every step of the way.
Here are a few basic guidelines to know regarding adoption laws in Virginia. Of course, this information should not be taken as legal advice. Adoption laws can change at any time, so be sure to contact Adoptions With Love before making any final decisions.
According to current Virginia adoption laws, adoption consent must be given by the child’s birth mother and any man who:
- Is the acknowledged father
- Is the presumed father
- Has registered with the Virginia Birth Father Registry
A birth father may terminate his parental rights before the birth of the child.
As in every state, you, the mother, must wait until the baby’s birth before finalizing an adoption decision. In Virginia, you may sign official consent to adoption three days after birth. This gives you time to think about your decision, and ensure it is still the best choice for you and your baby.
Not only do our compassionate professionals deliver emotional guidance and support, but they are also trained with the knowledge and expertise of Virginia adoption laws. You and your baby are important to us and our professionals will work with you to fulfill all of Virginia’s adoption requirements, such as signing legal documents after your baby’s birth. . Our team will do all that is necessary to make sure that your adoption is safe, legal, and comfortable every step of the way.