Co-Parent Adoption

My wife and I were very naive about the entire adoption process, but Mr. Pine put us at ease with his wealth of knowledge and experience. He explained all of our options in very clear terms. We also found him to be very friendly and easy to reach. He was instrumental in making our family complete. We highly recommend him.

Co-Parent Adoption in New Jersey

Dedicated Counsel for Your Adoption Case

Many different options are available to potential married and unmarried parents in New Jersey, and when you work with Pine & Steinberg, LLC, you can be sure that your adoption case is being handled by a experienced legal professional. We always works to ensure that each client's unique case is completed efficiently and correctly. We are known for facilitating quick, easy adoptions, and the firm strives to keep everything as convenient as possible for the client. If you are a potential parent who is considering adoption, contact Pine & Steinberg, LLC today to learn if a co-parent adoption is right for you!

Co-parent adoption is any adoption in which the child to be adopted will be taken into a family that consists of an unmarried couple. Adoptions by co-parents include domestic partners and births through artificial reproductive technology. In cases involving artificial insemination, it is important to legalize the parental relationship in order to give the non-birth parent the same rights as the birth parent. To determine eligibility for co-parent adoptions, contact Pine & Steinberg, LLC today.

Do you want to adopt a child?

If you are considering adoption you may be feeling overwhelmed. The adoption process can be complicated, but when you retain the representation of Pine & Steinberg, LLC, your process will be made as smooth as possible. His firm has experience handling a variety of complex cases, and he may be able to help you as well. The staff at Pine & Steinberg, LLC is fluent in both English and Spanish.

To learn more, contact Pine & Steinberg, LLC today and schedule a consultation!

Gay and Lesbian Adoption

New Jersey Adoption Attorney for Same-Sex Couples

New Jersey is one of the friendliest states for gay and lesbian couple adoptions in the entire country. The state was the first to specify that sexual orientation and marital status cannot be used to discriminate against couples who are seeking to adopt. New Jersey allows second-parent adoptions, which is a legal process by which a co-parent can adopt the biological or adopted child of his or her partner regardless of marital status. If you are a same-sex couple or a gay or lesbian individual who is looking to expand your family through adoption, do not hesitate to contact a New Jersey Adoption Attorney at Pine & Steinberg, LLC.

Work with Pine & Steinberg, LLC to determine which type of adoption may be right for you:

Single (Individual) Adoption - Individual adoption is the traditional type of adoption in which a person seeks to adopt a child who has been made available for adoption by the birth parent(s) or by the state.

Joint Adoption - In a joint adoption, a couple petitions the court to adopt a child who has been made available for adoption by the birth parents(s) or by the state.

Second-Parent Adoption, or Co-Parent Adoption - Second-parent adoption involves one parent who already has legal rights to the child and a second parent who is petitioning for joint parental rights. The initial parent does not give up his or her parental rights. This type of adoption often occurs when one partner has already adopted a child and the other partner later wants to adopt the same child. Adoptions by co-parents also frequently include domestic partners and births through artificial reproductive technology. In cases involving artificial insemination, it is important to legalize the parental relationship in order to give the non-birth parent the same rights as the birth parent or to transfer parental rights completely.

Begin the Adoption Process Today

It is important for a co-parent to officially adopt his or her child, even if the co-parent is already in a civil union with or legally married to the child's parent. While many states will recognize and honor a New Jersey civil union or same-sex marriage, the parental rights may be dismissed in other states without a legal adoption. This process is also necessary if the co-parent wants to be listed on a birth certificate. A co-parent should officially adopt his or her child to ensure that their parental relationship is valid no matter where in the United States they may travel. For more information, contact Pine & Steinberg, LLC today and schedule an adoption consultation with the firm.