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Supreme Court restores rights of adoptive mother who had split with her lesbian partner

Supreme Court restores rights of adoptive mother who had split with her lesbian partner

By on Mar 12, 2016 in News |

The two women in the case were in a committed relationship that started in 1995 and lasted about 17 years. One of them gave birth to a child in 2002 and to twins in 2004, both times by insemination from an anonymous donor. The other partner had adopted the children in a Georgia court, which had allowed a step-parent like adoption. They raised the children together...

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Step-parent adoptions solve parental rights issues for same sex couples

Step-parent adoptions solve parental rights issues for same sex couples

By on Jan 12, 2016 in News |

Same sex couples have been able to have children for many years either through means of artificial insemination, gestational surrogacy or adoption of a child by one of the partners. However, in such situations the law traditionally would only recognize the parental rights of one of the partners to the child. This has created some thorny legal issues when such...

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