Written by attorney Jennifer S Fairfax

Second Parent Adoption in MD and DC

Although you will need an attorney to complete the process, a second parent adoption in MD or DC are options for both married and unmarried parents. The process secures parental rights for both parents that is given full faith and credit across the country.

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My website,-, has information about second parent adoptions for MD and DC as well as step-parent adoptions for same-sex/same-gendered parents who are married in VA. You can also get reliable information from the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) or the Human Rights Campaign (HRC).

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