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Nill
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second-parent adoption

What to do if second -parent adoption is not allowed in your state or country? Second-parent adoption allows a second parent to adopt a child without the "first parent" losing any parental rights. And as for me it is good chance for gay couple to become parents. In this way, the child comes to have two legal parents. It also typically grants adoptive parents the same rights as biological parents in custody and visitation matters.
But unfortunately, not all states allow second parent adoptions. What couple should do in such case and are there some ways to solve the problem?

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Lanny
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second-parent adoption

Yes, it is not bad chance for parenthood for a gay couple but as always everything is not so easy as it can be :( If second-parent adoption is unavailable where you live, you should prepare a written co-parenting agreement or a custody agreement with your partner.
At least, you should gather other evidence that can prove that you are a family. It is important to recognize that these steps are not guaranteed to secure your parental rights because courts are not required to uphold such agreements but, rather, consider the best interest of the child the primary concern. But many attorneys recommend that you complete such agreements anyway so that they may be used to demonstrate you intention to the court in the event a custody dispute develops. Itis not easy process but if you really wish to be a parent officially you should try.

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Nill
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second-parent adoption

I always thought that it would be better to have one law system for all regions but independently from my wish family law varies from state to state and from country to country. It is recommended to consult an attorney who is the specialist in these issues. You should find the one in your state who will help you with documents. But if you are unable to do so, you can compose one on your own. It is not forbiden. that may withstand a legal dispute as long as you and your partner both sign and date it. It also is recommended that you have such an agreement witnessed by another and, if possible, notarized.

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Lanny
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As far as I know co-parenting agreements state that while only one of you is considered the legal parent, both of you consider yourselves equal co-parents with shared rights and responsibilities to care for your child. Such agreements also typically spell out how these joint rights and responsibilities will be carried out around the child's legal inheritance, medical care and financial support. They also specify how the couple will share custody in the event of a break-up and how they would manage disputes.

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Nill
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second-parent adoption

A second-parent adoption allows a second parent to adopt a child without the "first parent" losing any parental rights. In this way, the child comes to have two legal parents. It also typically grants adoptive parents the same rights as biological parents in custody and visitation matters.Because family law varies from state to state, it is recommended that you consult an attorney familiar with these issues in your state for help drawing up such documents. But if you are unable to do so, you still can compose one on your own that may withstand a legal dispute as long as you and your partner both sign and date it. It also is recommended that you have such an agreement witnessed by another and, if possible, notarized.

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Richard
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second-parent adoption

If it is allowed and there are such abilities in your country or state, then it is rather comfortable, especially for gay couples. But if not, then I don't think that it is a tragedy. It is possible for gay couples to adop children even in those countries and areas where second-parent adoption is not allowed. As for the legal aspect, I agree with those who said that it is possible to make some agreement. I don't know how it happens in each particular country, so you will probably have to apply for a lawyer's help, a lawyer will explain you everything better.

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Nill
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second-parent adoption

For same-sex couples, it is often the case that there is only one legal parent even though two people may equally parent the child and think of themselves as co-parents. This is because the status as a legal parent is automatically conveyed to the parent who has a biological connection to a child, such as a biological mom or biological dad. Similarly, while some couples raise an adopted child together, only one of them may have officially become the adoptive parent because some agencies prohibit same-sex couples from adopting together but permit an LGBT individual to do so. A second-parent adoption allows a second parent to adopt a child without the "first parent" losing any parental rights. In this way, the child comes to have two legal parents. It also typically grants adoptive parents the same rights as biological parents in custody and visitation matters. If second parent adoption is not allowed in your state, try to find out why is it so. But I'm sure that there's sure to be.

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Nill
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second-parent adoption

In such cases it is good to have at least one consultation where qualified specialist will tell you what is right and what is not and how to solve the situation. To my mind it is impossible to learn all aspects by yourself even using the internet because only specialist who really know all aspects can give you true information and qualified consultation. Think it will be faster and better to go to the consultation at once. Of course, in case if adoption is your final decision.

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Nill
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second-parent adoption

I think that you should gather other evidence that can prove that you are a family. It is important to recognize that these steps are not guaranteed to secure your parental rights because courts are not required to uphold such agreements but, rather, consider the best interest of the child the primary concern. But many attorneys recommend that you complete such agreements anyway so that they may be used to demonstrate you intention to the court in the event a custody dispute develops. Itis not easy process but if you really wish to be a parent officially you should try.

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Ben29
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second-parent adoption

Second-parent adoption is a good chance for two loving persons to bring up a happy child in their happy loving family. I think that it is the best kind of adoption, but the problem is that mostly it is allowed in the USA. I can hardly say whether it is allowed in European States.

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So far, in our country,

So far, in our country, despite the efforts of individuals and the state, the number of orphans has not declined. Every day, the refuseniks from the maternity homes come to the children's homes, and the children come to the orphanages, whose residence in the home is dangerous for life. State institution - a temporary measure, but not a way out of the plight of a small man, from whom the closest people turned. A child can not grow up happy outside the family, which means that most of all he needs new, loving, parents. In such situations, the only effective measure is the foster family. We are talking about the collective image of all families who are adopting, take into custody, register guardianship or resort to any other form of placing a child in a family.

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