Second-parent adoptions have been around longer than many people realize because up until 2017, they had not been legalized in all 50 states. DC, for example, legalized second-parent adoptions over 20 years ago, which has led to the establishment of laws to protect all...
Family Formation Blog
Wednesday, January 15 2020 - 10:00AM
A second parent adoption happens when a second parent obtains complete parental rights without the “first parent” losing any rights.
Thursday, January 2 2020 - 9:00AM
Family Formation Law Office is excited to announce that effective June 1, 2019, Maryland adoption and parentage laws will be changed for the better!
Wednesday, June 5 2019 - 11:16AM
It is a natural inclination of many children to desire to be adopted by their stepparent. In many cases, a stepchild would like to surprise their stepparent after going ahead on their own to get the ball rolling. While such a heartwarming gesture is a lovely idea, the laws...
Thursday, March 7 2019 - 9:06AM
On June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court issued its opinion in the case Obergefell v. Hodges regarding the constitutionality of same-sex marriages in the United States. In a 5-4 decision written by Justice Kennedy, the Supreme Court has legalized marriage equality. Thus, same-sex...
Wednesday, October 24 2018 - 2:47PM