Among a slew of new Virginia laws that took effect July 1, 2022, is a law speeding up the adoption process in some cases. The changes to the state code also boost provisions protecting the interest of birth fathers. How does Virginia’s new adoption law impact adoptive families and birth parents? How Does Virginia HB 869 Change The Adoption Landscape? Virginia’s new HB 869, which took effect this year, allows local circuit courts to speed up the adoption process by issuing “interlocutory” orders. These temporary orders enable the court to eliminate red tape in the adoption process when the … [Read more...] about How Does Virginia’s New Adoption Law Impact Families?