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Virginia VA Adoption Attorney Michael Yadanza
Virginia Attorney MIchael Yadanza


Virginia VA Adoption Attorney Rana Sneij Syriani
Virginia Attorney Rana Sneij Syriani

If you need to adopt a child in Virginia, never underestimate the importance of having a Virginia Attorney who cares, who is dedicated to listening to your needs and concerns, who will be honest with you about your case, and who will work hard to assist you with your legal matter:


Being accessible. You will have direct access to your assigned attorney's email and direct phone number, so you can ask questions whenever needed.


Being aggressive. Your assigned attorney will work hard on your child adoption legal matter.

Being sensitive. Child adoption matters are not easy, our attorneys will be compassionate and explain the details of your child adoption legal matter.


American Lawyers Group, PLLC assists clients throughout Virginia, to include the counties listed on this page. Give our Virginia Adoption Attorney, a call for an initial consultation at 703.786.8340.


Type of Adoptions In Virignia


Contested Adoption: Natural parent refuses to give consent.


Uncontested Adoption: Natural parent gives consent.


Agency Adoption: Agency places child with adoptive parents.


Parental Placement Adoption: Nattural parent places child directly with adoptive parents.


Foreign Adoption To Virginia: Children are adopted from a foreighn country.


Adult Adoption: Person adopted is over 18 years old.


Our Virginia Adoption Attorneys can answer your questions regarding your legal matter. Give us a call at 703.786.8340.

§ 63.2-1213. Final order of adoption.

After consideration of the report made pursuant to § 63.2-1212 or as permitted pursuant to § 63.2-1210, if the circuit court is satisfied that the best interests of the child will be served thereby, the circuit court shall enter the final order of adoption. However, a final order of adoption shall not be entered until information has been furnished by the petitioner in compliance with § 32.1-262 unless the circuit court, for good cause shown, finds the information to be unavailable or unnecessary. No circuit court shall deny a petitioner a final order of adoption for the sole reason that the child was placed in the physical custody of the petitioner by a person not authorized to make such placements pursuant to § 63.2-1200. An attested copy of every final order of adoption shall be forwarded, by the clerk of the circuit court in which it was entered, to the Commissioner and to the child-placing agency that placed the child or to the local director, in cases where the child was not placed by an agency.


Our Adoption Attorneys can assist you answering questions related to your legal matter.

§ 63.2-1227. Filing of petition for agency adoption.

A petition for the adoption of a child placed in the physical custody of the petitioners by a child-placing agency shall be filed in the name by which the child will be known after adoption, provided the name is followed by the registration number of the child's original birth certificate and the state or country in which the registration occurred unless it is verified by the registrar of vital statistics of the state or country of birth that such information is not available. In the case of a child born in another country, an affidavit by a representative of the child-placing agency that a birth certificate number is not available may be substituted for verification by a registrar of vital statistics for that country. The report of investigation required by § 63.2-1208 and, when applicable, the report required by § 63.2-1212 shall be identified with the child's name as it appears on the birth certificate, the birth registration number and the name by which the child is to be known after the final order of adoption is entered. The petition for adoption shall not state the birth name of the child or identify the birth parents unless it is specifically stated in the agency's consent that the parties have exchanged identifying information.

A single petition for adoption under the provisions of this section shall be sufficient for the concurrent adoption by the same petitioners of two or more children who have the same birth parent or parents, and nothing in this section shall be construed as having heretofore required a separate petition for each of such children


Our Adoption Attorneys can assist you answering questions related to your legal matter.


§ 63.2-1229. Foster parent adoption.

When a foster parent who has a child placed in the foster parents' home by a licensed or duly authorized child-placing agency desires to adopt the child and (i) the child has resided in the home of such foster parent continuously for at least eighteen months and (ii) the birth parents' rights to the child have been terminated, the circuit court shall accept the petition filed by the foster parent and shall order a thorough investigation of the matter to be made pursuant to § 63.2-1208. The circuit court may refer the matter for investigation to a licensed or duly authorized child-placing agency other than the agency holding custody of the child. Upon completion of the investigation and report and filing of the consent of the agency holding custody of the child, or upon the finding contemplated by § 63.2-1205, the circuit court may enter a final order of adoption waiving visitation requirements, if the circuit court determines that the adoption is in the best interests of the child.

§ 63.2-1242.1. Close relative adoption.

A. For the purposes of this chapter, a "close relative placement" shall be an adoption by the child's grandparent, great-grandparent, adult nephew or niece, adult brother or sister, adult uncle or aunt, or adult great uncle or great aunt.

B. In a close relative placement the court may accept the written and signed consent of the birth parent(s) that is signed under oath and acknowledged by an officer authorized by law to take such acknowledgements.


Contact our Virginia Adoption Attorney at 703.786.8340.