Simonetti & Associates Law Firm in Nassau County is known for working with Same-Sex Adoption. Some people believe that a child needs both a mother and father to raise them, but for many, gender does not matter when it comes to parenting.
For 29 years Simonetti & Associates has had family law experience in Long Island, New York. The team here is always willing to help you and your partner or spouse go through the adoption process.
Couples are allowed to adopt jointly or singly, as well as adopt the child of your significant other known as Second Adoption. Jointly adoption is when two people petition to adopt a child together at the same time. Same-Sex couples in all states can petition for joint adoption statewide. The couple may be required to be in a legally recognized relationship, such as marriage, civil union, or domestic partnership.
The single most important thing to learn about adoption is that it is not an event. Adoption begins with the placement of a child into an adoptive home and continues throughout the lifetime of the family. Adoption also takes on a lot of steps and is not too quick or easy, but that is why Simonetti & Associates can help!
Step One is that you need an agency for adoption, usually, adoption agencies will help match the child with potential parents.
Step Two is that you can also do a private adoption, which is known as independents adoptions. Private adoption tends to be quicker and more flexible to the needs of the child and potential parents.
In New York, Same Sex couples have the same adoptive rights as different-sex couples. Over the years, the number of children living with LGBT parents has risen tremendously. The number will only increase, as same-sex adoption and the parent becomes more and more widely accepted.