Adoption by Same-Sex Couples

With same-sex marriages legalized in the United States, same-sex couples can now jointly petition for adoption. The lawyers at Green & Weinstein, PC, possess a comprehensive knowledge of the new laws and provide dedicated legal advocacy in facilitating the process.

If you are looking to adopt a child, we can help you through the legal process. Please complete our online contact form to schedule an initial consultation.

Are You Looking to Adopt?

Many same-sex couples want to take the natural, next step: starting a family together. In some cases, one partner is already the parent of a child from a previous relationship or marriage. Other types of adoption start with the child being conceived via assisted reproduction, including surrogacy or sperm donation.

Issues surrounding same-sex adoption are emotionally charged, especially when a relationship between a couple ends. Without formally adopting as a "second parent," contact and interaction with a child presents challenges following the separation.

At Green & Weinstein, PC, we believe in the same-sex rights of nonbiological parents. They can serve as nurturing and supportive parental figures, during a relationship and following a divorce. A second-parent adoption not only solidifies a relationship between a parent and child, but it also preserves parental rights to child support, child custody and visitation.

Contact Us for Answers to Your Questions

We can help with all of the legal issues involved when adopting a child. Call 443-440-5664 to schedule a consultation to discuss your case.