Same-Sex Adoption

Same-Sex Adoption

Family Law Attorney in Denver

In most situations, the adoption process proves to be far more intricate than the adopting parents anticipated, even if it is just one stepparent adopting the child of their new spouse. For same-sex couples looking to grow their family through adoption, even more obstacles may be in their path. At The Moodie Law Firm, our mission and our passion is helping families of all types find happiness and comfort after coming face-to-face with serious family law complications. Please do not hesitate to contact our adoption lawyer in Denver before you start the same-sex adoption process.

Home Reviews & Adoption Options

A same-sex couple that wants to raise a child may only have adoption to do so, as scientific measures could prove to be too costly or time-consuming, or simply not an experience they want. For this reason and more, our family law firm feels driven to uplift and encourage same-sex spouses during the adoption process since we know it might be their first and last option. It begins with a state-managed home study to determine if the aspiring adopters can provide a healthy family life in a stabile home environment.

An inspector or interviewer will be interested in:

  • Each parent’s criminal history
  • Medical necessities of either parent
  • Financial stability of the household
  • Reasons behind wanting an adopted child

If the social worker is satisfied with the apparent conditions of your home and home life, you can expect that a judge will approve of your same-sex adoption. From there, you will have to decide what sort of adoption you would like to use: public or private. In a public agency adoption, you will be using a foster home to find the right child for you. In private agency adoption, you may work directly with the parents of the child up for adoption, or work with a company specializing in adoptions. There are pros and cons to both forms of adoption, so it is advised you speak with an attorney first before reaching your final decision.

Understanding & Promoting Your Adoptive Rights

It is so important that we as a society continue to advance the rights of the LGBTQ+ community, which includes allowing them to adopt a child into a loving home without unnecessary legal complications. Call 303.578.3940 to reach our Denver family law attorney and tell us about what is going on and why you need our help. Fill out an online consultation form and we would be happy to get back to you as soon as possible.

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