Glen Burnie Same-Sex Adoption Lawyer
According to a 2013 report released by the Williams Institute, as many as 6 million American children and adults have an LGBT parent. With recent changes in the law in Maryland and other states, this number could continue to grow as more same-sex couples consider adoption. At the Law Offices of Todd K. Mohink, PA, our Glen Burnie same-sex adoption lawyers assist men and women of all sexual orientations with adoption issues and related legal concerns. From our offices in Glen Burnie and Columbia, Maryland, we are proud to provide comprehensive, knowledgeable and cost-efficient guidance throughout the process.
Types of Available Adoptions
The Law Offices of Todd K. Mohink, PA, is available to counsel and represent clients in:
- Stepparent adoptions
- Public agency adoptions
- Private agency adoptions
- Independent or private adoptions
- Out-of-state or international adoptions
In the majority of cases, gay or lesbian households with children are a result of stepparent adoptions. Often, one party had children from a prior, heterosexual relationship, and the other party seeks to adopt them as his or her own.
Due to technological advances, more and more individuals are also choosing to use sperm donors or egg donors to have children. In such cases, the other partner may wish to adopt the child in order to gain parental rights. Under Maryland law, a domestic partner who is not a natural birth parent has no legal right to custody or visitation, even if he or she helped raise and support the child.
Free Consultation With a Stepparent Adoption Lawyer
To arrange your free initial consultation about any same-sex family law matter, please call the Law Offices of Todd K. Mohink, PA, at 800-266-8151 , or contact us by email. Credit cards accepted.