The purpose of adoption is to place children who have been permanently and legally separated from their birth parents with a new family. It is a social and legal process which gives new parent(s) the same rights and obligations as biological parents. Adoption procedures are governed by Chapter 12 of the Code of Virginia. There are only two types of adoptive placements that are allowed by Virginia law. These are agency placements and non-agency placements.
To view photo listing profile of all foster children in Virginia who are in need of an adoptive home, visit the Virginia Department of Social Services. For more information or questions on adoption please call Customer Service at 703-361-8277 ext. 0.