Can We Adopt An Undocumented Child?

Q: My partner and I (both United States citizens) know a child who is in the United States but undocumented. Could we adopt her? A: Immigration issues are

Can a Living Will Give Me Parental Rights as an LGBT Partner?

Q: My boyfriend is the biological father of a newborn baby girl (via a surrogate who has surrendered her rights). We have not yet started the second-parent adoption

As a Pregnant Lesbian Couple, Can I Make Medical Decisions for My Wife?

Q: My partner is pregnant (we used an anonymous donor via a sperm bank) – when is it too early to start the second-parent adoption process in New

Can My Husband Adopt Our Child While Overseas?

Q: My husband and I are married in New York, and he will be deployed overseas for military service. Although we are grateful that Don’t Ask Don’t Tell

How Do I Handle Second Parent Adoption with a Known Donor?

Q: My partner wants to adopt my 1-year-old daughter, and we’re not sure how to handle my known sperm donor. We didn’t have a written agreement, but he

Is Our Apartment Big Enough to Adopt as a Gay Parent?

Q: My wife and I are ready—or at least, getting ready—to have children. What are our options and where do we start? Should we start planning our move

Can I Adopt a Child from Foster Care Without Being a Foster Parent?

Editor's Note: This is the last in Evita Nancy Torre's series of questions and answers on Foster Parenting in celebration of National Foster Care Month. Q: Can I

How Do Children Become Available Through Foster Care?

Q: I read your article about being eligible to be a foster parent, but would like to learn more about adopting through foster care. How do children become

Can We Become Foster Parents in New York as a Gay Couple?

Q: My husband and I would like to become foster parents as a gay couple? Can we? A: Your question is perfectly timed for May, which is National Foster

Second Parent Adoption: An Overview

Since New York became the sixth state to legalize same-sex marriage, adoption attorneys have been flooded with inquiries about the continued need for second-parent adoptions, which allow a

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