A court order authorizing a permanent mandate agreement has the effect of term ending the remaining parental rights of an mandated parent. Any order terminating parental rights must be accompanied by an order, (i) the prosecution or granting of custody to a local social committee or a licensed children`s intermediation agency, or (ii) the granting of custody or guardianship to a person with a legitimate interest. Such an order, which transfers or grants custody to a local social committee or a licensed child placement agency, must indicate whether the board of directors or agency is authorized to have the child adopted and give its consent. A final order terminating parental rights in accordance with this section renders the authorized mandate agreement irrevocable. The order may be appealed under subsections 16.1 to 296. G. A biological father may, before the birth of the child, enter into a mandate agreement terminating all his parental rights. Such revocation is governed by the revocation provisions of § 63, paragraphs 2 to 1223. 4. Parents, guardian, legal guardian or any other person who represents loco parentis for the child. However, such notification is not necessary if the judge certifies in the records that the identity of the parent or legal guardian is not reasonably established. A biological father must be informed of the procedure or if he is a father recognized in accordance with paragraphs 20-49.1, in accordance with paragraphs 20-49.8 or presumed under paragraphs 63.2-1202, or if he has registered in the De Virginie Birth register, in accordance with article 7 (§ 63.2-1249 et seq.). An affidavit by the mother that the identity of the father is not reasonably established is sufficient evidence of this fact, unless there is other evidence in court that would refute such an affidavit.
Failure to register in the Virginia Birth Father Registry, pursuant to section 7 (paras. 63.2-1249 et seq.) of Title 63.2, Chapter 12, is proof that the identity of the father is not reasonably identifiable. The hearing takes place and an order may be made, even if a parent, guardian, legal guardian or person who is in loco parentis does not show up and is not represented by a lawyer, provided that personal or substitute service has been made on the person or that the court finds that this person cannot be found after reasonable effort; or, in the case of a person who is not a member of the Commonwealth, the person cannot be found or his or her mailing address cannot be determined by reasonable effort. However, if an application seeks authorization for a permanent care agreement providing for the cessation of all parental rights and obligations in respect of the child, a summons shall be served on the parent or parents and other parties referred to in paragraphs 16.1 to 263. The summons or notice of hearing shall clearly specify the consequences of a termination of the remaining parental rights. Service shall be made in accordance with paragraphs 16.1 to 264. . . .