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    VaMom Guest

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    I was wondering if a parent can voluntarily give up parental rights (in Virginia) with the other parents permission? I realize this can be done if there is a stepfather willing to adopt. I just wanted to know if this can be done if without an adoption. Thanks.


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    luvdldy Guest
    I am curious about this as well.


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    The court doesn't generally allow a parent to walk away from his/her obligation to support a child unless there is someone willing to step in.


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    Interestingly, however, a single person may adopt and have BOTH parents sign off their parental rights to them, but a single parent who is the bioparent cannot have the other parent (in most states) sign off their parental rights to them.


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    In VA, you don't need someone to adopt in order to have do a TPR. However, I believe the CP has to be the one to petition the court. Also, all ongoing child support ends, except for arrears unless legally released from that obligation.


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