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Virginia Adoption Laws

Code Section; Uniform Act
63.2-1200, et seq.; No

Who May be Adopted
Any child; adult under certain conditions

Age that Child’s Consent Needed
14 years and older

Who may Adopt
Any natural person may petition to adopt minor child. If petitioner is married, spouse must join. Any natural person may adopt another adult under certain conditions.

Adoptive Home Residency Prior to Decree
6 months (may be omitted by court)

State Agency/COurt
Public Welfare or Social Services/Circuit

Statute of Limitation to Challenge
6 months


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