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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 22. Social Services
Agency 40. Department of Social Services
Chapter 201. Permanency Services - Prevention, Foster Care, Adoption, and Independent Living
3/28/2020

22VAC40-201-190. Virginia Putative Father Registry.

A. The department shall establish and maintain a putative father registry which is a confidential database.

B. A search of the Virginia Putative Father Registry shall be conducted for all adoptions except when the child has been adopted according to the laws of a foreign country or when the child was placed in Virginia from a foreign country for the purpose of adoption in accordance with § 63.2-1104 of the Code of Virginia.

C. Any petitioner who files a petition for termination of parental rights or for an adoption proceeding shall request a search of the Virginia Putative Father Registry. The certificate of search and finding must be filed with the court before an adoption or termination of parental rights proceeding can be concluded.

D. The department may require additional information to determine that the individual requesting information from the Putative Father Registry is eligible to receive information in accordance with § 63.2-1251 of the Code of Virginia.

Statutory Authority

§§ 63.2-217 and 63.2-900 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Volume 29, Issue 02, eff. November 1, 2012.

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