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
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.