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Second Parent Adoption

A second parent adoption allows a same-sex parent to adopt his or her spouse’s biological or adoptive child without terminating the first parent’s legal status as a parent.

The couple must be married for 6 months before the adoption can be finalized. The wedding date is the start of the adoptive placement.


What I need to do for a Second Parent Adoption:


When Filing for a Second Parent Adoption:


Fill out and file these forms:


Filing Fee:


Fee Notice:
If you choose to have an adoption agency or an approved qualified assessor complete your home study; contact the Court as the cost and instructions vary with each case.