Second Parent Adoption
Since the 2015 United States Supreme Court case of Obergefell v. Hodges, married same-sex couples are entitled to the same protections as other married couples. Tennessee hospitals list the spouse of the woman giving birth as the parent on the birth certificate, regardless of that person’s gender.
It continues to be important to protect your child and your family by completing a second parent adoption. The adoption removes the possibility that anyone could challenge the parentage of the second parent. This is particularly important in cases of a known sperm donor.
We will also ensure that the amended birth certificate is prepared according to the parents’ wishes, for example being listed as the “mother” and “mother” instead of the “mother” and “father”.
We frequently handle second parent adoption in counties throughout Middle Tennessee. Call us today! 615-543-8640