Helping Families Navigate Second-Parent Adoption

Families begin in all sorts of different ways. For some couples, the road to becoming parents is easy. For others, there are legal hoops to jump through.

The family lawyers of Cross, Pennamped, Woolsey & Glazier, P.C., have worked for decades helping Indiana families navigate the process of adoption. Our firm includes several attorneys who are certified family law specialists who can help you every step of the way.

If you are thinking of adopting your partner's child, work with a same-sex family law attorney who is invested in your success. We'll help you understand the steps you'll need to take to complete a second parent adoption, so you can legalize the family you already love.

Adopting A Same-Sex Partner's Child

"Second parent adoption" is a term often used to refer to the process of adopting a romantic partner's child. This process is very common with same-sex couples.

In many ways, second parent adoption is similar to stepparent adoption. The child's other legal parent must give up their parental rights, or those rights must be terminated, before the second parent adoption can happen. This might mean convincing a court to terminate the other biological parent's rights against their will. This is not always an easy process, but our firm will be behind you no matter what.

Since marriage was not legalized for LGBT couples in Indiana until 2014, this area of law is continuously evolving. It is important to work with an experienced lawyer who has your best interests at heart.

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To meet with an attorney experienced in same-sex adoptions, call our office in Indianapolis at 317-669-9134 to make an appointment. You can also reach us toll free at 800-461-7459 or request an appointment online.