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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 22. Social Services
Agency 40. Department of Social Services
Chapter 131. Standards for Licensed Child-Placing Agencies
7/11/2020

22VAC40-131-495. Post-Adoption Contact and Communication Agreement.

A. Unless parental rights of the birth parents have been terminated, the licensee may inform the birth parents and shall inform the adoptive parents that they may enter into a written post-adoption contact and communication agreement as described in § 63.2-1220.2 of the Code of Virginia.

B. The licensee shall inform the child if the child is 14 years of age or older, that he may consent to a post-adoption contact and communication agreement as described in § 63.2-1220.2 of the Code of Virginia.

C. When a child's birth parents and the prospective adoptive parents have entered into a written post-adoption contact and communication agreement, and the child age 14 years or older has given consent, the licensee shall:

1. Review the written post-adoption contact and communication agreement; and

2. Provide to the court the licensee's written recommendation indicating whether:

a. The post-adoption contact and communication agreement represents the best interests of the child; and

b. The licensee recommends approval of the agreement.

Statutory Authority

§§ 63.2-217, 63.1-1701, and 63.2-1734 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Volume 36, Issue 02, eff. October 17, 2019.

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