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Virginia State Adoption Assistance Program

Virginia State Adoption Assistance Program

Virginia State Adoption Assistance Program By: John Whitbeck [05.07.2021] There may be some benefits available for parents considering adopting a child in foster care in Virginia. Policies regarding adoption subsidies are primarily dependent on what state the child...
Adopting Stepchildren in Virginia

Adopting Stepchildren in Virginia

Adopting Stepchildren in Virginia By: John Whitbeck [02.02.2021] What to Know About Adopting Your Stepchild in Virginia Stepparent adoptions are where a stepparent wants to adopt their new spouse’s child while the spouse maintains his or her legal rights. Stepparent...
Reversing an Adoption in Virginia

Reversing an Adoption in Virginia

Reversing an Adoption in Virginia [01.29.2021] Can a Virginia Adoption be Reversed?    It may surprise you to learn that there are some situations where a finalized adoption can be reversed. After it’s finalized, if one party wants to initiate the reversal, he or she...
Domestic vs. International Adoption

Domestic vs. International Adoption

Domestic vs. International Adoption By: Calum Welch [10.02.2020] When you are considering adopting, one of the first decisions you will have to make is whether to pursue a domestic adoption or an international adoption. While each system has its benefits, there are...
Open vs Closed Adoptions in Virginia

Open vs Closed Adoptions in Virginia

Open Vs Closed Adoptions in Virginia By: John Whitbeck [7.13.2020] Historically, most adoptions were closed. With a closed adoption, it means there is no contact at all between the birth parents and the child once the adoption is finalized. In some cases, there may...
Divorce in Virginia: What Happens to the Adopted Child?

Divorce in Virginia: What Happens to the Adopted Child?

By: John Whitbeck [6.18.2020] If you are preparing for a divorce and you have children involved, it’s stressful enough. But, what happens if you have an adopted child? Aside from an increase in guilt and anxiety in many cases, some parents worry that the breakup might...