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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

22VAC40-131-600. Interlocutory orders of adoption.

A. If the licensee holds legal custody of the child, the licensee shall file with the court its written consent to an interlocutory order for the proposed adoption.

1. The written consent shall be filed with the petition to the court; and

2. The consent shall be signed under oath and acknowledged before an officer by law to take acknowledgements.

B. Prior to certifying the report of investigation, the licensee shall determine that the requirements set forth in § 63.2-1208 of the Code of Virginia have been met. The licensee shall address each requirement in the investigation report.

C. A notarized statement shall accompany the order stating that the licensee will assume legal responsibility for the child should the placement disrupt prior to the issuance of the final order of adoption.

Statutory Authority

§§ 63.2-217 and 63.2-1734 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 28, Issue 10, eff. May 1, 2012.

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