A second-parent adoption will ensure full legal ties to both parents that are secure nationwide. Put differently, where available, a second-parent adoption can be a remedy to parenting law’s failure to otherwise LGBT parents.
Mark and Jane decide to have a child. Jane becomes pregnant. Mark supports her, accompanies her to appointments, helps her through labor and delivery, and then brings the new mother and child home. Months later, the family of three shows up to court and Mark adopts his own child. Obviously, this is not how becoming […]