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Adoption severs visitation rights of grandparents (access required)

An adoption order severs the visitation rights of a child’s biological grandparents, the Virginia Court of Appeals has held. The court construed a 1997 legislative change that made it clear that General Assembly intended to break the connection between a child and his or her prior family once the adoption was approved. Harvey v. Flockhart (VLW 015-7-224) ...

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