Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:
1. That §63.2-1244 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:
§63.2-1244. Investigation and report at discretion of circuit court; exception.
For adoptions under this article, an investigation and report
shall not be made unless the circuit court in its discretion so requires.
However, if a petition is filed for the adoption
of any person eighteen years of age or older under clause (iv) of §63.2-1243,
the circuit court shall require an investigation and report to be made.
If an investigation is required, the circuit court shall forward a copy of the
petition and all exhibits to the local director and the provisions of §
63.2-1208 shall apply.