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This section of VALegalAid.org has information and resources about adoption in Virginia.

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Adoption creates the legal relationship of parent and child between a child and an adult who is not the birth parent of the child. This article describes your legal rights if you would like to adopt.

How to apply for your birth certificate as an adult living in Virginia: a comprehensive guide created by Blue Ridge Legal Services

This guide was created for people living in Blue Ridge Legal Services’ service area in the Shenandoah Valley, but it can be used by people living anywhere in Virginia. It is intended to assist adults in obtaining their own birth certificates. This guide was created for people living in Blue Ridge Legal Services’ service area in the Shenandoah Valley, but it can be used by people living anywhere in Virginia.

The Virginia State Bar Webpage

For more information on this topic, click above to go to the Virginia State Bar's webpage.

U.S Department of Health and Human Services Adoption Resources

Click above to get more information for birth mothers considering adoption from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Webpage.

Virginia Department of Social Services Webpage on Adoption

Click above to get more information about adoption from the Virginia Department of Social Services Webpage.

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