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Same-sex adoptions are beautiful, lifelong commitments

When you are in a same-sex relationship, there are many different aspects of your life that you have to think about. When you and your partner decide to add to your family, you might consider adoption. Fortunately, Maryland is a friendly state for same-sex couples who want to adopt a child.

We know that you might have concerns about how the adoption process will proceed in your case. We can help you get the answers to these questions so that you can decide how you are going to proceed.

One thing that you have to remember is that an adoption is a life-long commitment to raise a child. You can’t think that you can just return the child if your relationship goes sour. Instead, you and your child’s other parent will have to decide on child custody matters the same as any other parent.

We know that this is a big decision for you and your partner. Make sure that you take the time to think about what you want. If you are sure that you want to move forward with an adoption, you should consider the different types of adoptions that are available. The two primary choices are closed or open.

You have contact with the birth parents in an open adoption, but that contact isn’t present in a closed adoption. Once you know the answer to this question, you can work on finding the child who will fit into your family for the rest of your days. We can help you get the ball rolling and find ways to address any issues that might come up.

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