Author Archives: Stanton Phillips

The Putative Father Registry (access required)

Yesterday – July 1, 2007 – marked the beginning of a new era in Virginia adoption law. A new philosophical approach is embodied in the enactment of the Putative Father Registry. No longer will adoptive parents and adoption agencies have ...

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Guest Column: Assembly to consider adoption law changes (access required)

The Joint Subcommittee Studying the Commonwealth’s Adoption Laws pursuant to House Joint Resolution 100, has completed a four-month review of the state’s adoption laws and approved a legislative proposal on Dec. 2, 1994. The legislation does not drastically change the ...

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