Adopt a Child in Virginia
Adoptions Together opened its Virginia office in 2004. Each year, we provide counseling about adoption to more than 400 birth parents and adoptive families.
Overview of Virginia Adoption Law
In Virginia, children can be adopted either with the assistance of a licensed adoption agency or through a direct parental placement. Adoptions Together is a licensed, nonprofit, private child placement agency in Virginia, so we follow the law and procedures relating to adoption from a licensed adoption agency.
A birth parent who wishes to place his or her child for adoption with the help of a licensed agency executes an entrustment agreement. The entrustment terminates the birth parents parental rights and authorizes the agency to place the child for adoption. Once the child has been placed with the adoptive parents for 6 months, the adoptive parents may petition the court to finalize the adoption and request that the agency give its consent to the finalization.