Long Island Adoption Attorney

Adoption Assistance for Same-Sex Couples in New York

Expanding your family by adopting a child is one of the most extraordinary experiences any individual or couple can have. Under New York law, adoption agencies are prohibited from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation. Whether or not you are married does not affect this rule. There are, however, many steps involved in the complicated adoption process. The help of a Long Island same-sex family lawyer is of immense benefit in helping you pursue your goal of a family. A legal professional's in-depth knowledge of the factors involved and how best to navigate the process can save you much wasted time, frustration and upset.

Under New York law, a child born in wedlock is assumed to be the child of both parties to the marriage. As this precedent does not apply to gay and lesbian couples, it is absolutely vital that a same-sex couple formally adopt their child in order to protect their parental rights and their relationship with their child. For either or both parties of the marriage that are not the biological parent, adoption also protects their rights in the event of a divorce. Otherwise, they have no legal grounds to pursue child custody or support. For further information, contact Sari M. Friedman today.

Long Island Same-Sex Family Attorney

Here at Friedman & Friedman, Attorneys at Law, we consider it an honor to help couples adopt a child. As a mother of two, Sari Friedman understands the importance of a skilled family lawyer and is proud to serve families throughout New York. Our legal team believes there is no greater vocation for a man or woman than to be a parent and we are passionate about promoting equality in this area and supporting all individuals in that right.

For help through the adoption process, contact a Long Island adoption lawyer today.