Recent Posts in Adoption Category

  • Adult Adoptions 101

    Adult Adoptions 101 In the state of New York, a person may choose to adopt someone over the age of 18 in order to grant them the same legal treatment a biological child would receive. Adult adoption may take place for a variety of reasons, like securing an inheritance, locking in legal rights, or acknowledging an existing parent-child relationship. The process can be exceedingly difficult, ...
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  • Same-Sex Marriage Adoptions in New York

    For families who cannot have children on their own, adoption is an option to help individuals start their family. In many cases, however, the adoption process is often long and stressful, even for the perfect couple. What happens when partners in a same-sex marriage want to adopt? What rights do they have and are there any restrictions? In New York, there are specific laws outlining the rights of ...
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  • Making a Case for Stepparent Adoption

    The role of a stepparent is beautiful and unique from any other family role. Biological parents do not get to choose their children, but stepparents do. Their deliberate choice makes their bond with their stepchildren wholly special—at the same time, stepparents are indistinguishable from birth parents in their daily responsibilities. They offer advice in tough times, provide help with school, ...
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  • Second Parent Adoptions: A Necessary Step for All LGBTQ Parents in New York

    As of 2011, same sex couples can get married in New York. However, what this also means is that same-sex couples can get divorced in New York. While the Marriage Equality Act allowed for same-sex parents to list both of them on their child’s birth certificates, making them both the legal parents under New York law, the unfortunate fact is that many states still do not legally recognize the ...
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  • The Legal Process of Adoption: Some FAQ's

    Adopting a child is one of the most wonderful things that a family can do. However, prospective parents often find the adoption laws and process in New York City to be intimidating. While adoption is one of the more complex aspects of Family Law in New York, when broken down, prospective adoptive parents can gain a much better understanding of the legal steps and options involved. 1. What Sources ...
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  • Five Ways to Prepare for Your Adoption

    For those who are considering adoption , it is one of the most exciting and monumental decisions that you'll ever make. Such a decision involves a lot of smaller choices that you'll have to make along the way. From selecting a country to preparing your home and your family, the road to adoption is a long way and it helps to be prepared. Here you'll find five of the best ways to prepare for your ...
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