If you are unfamiliar with adoption law in New Mexico, there is good news: same-sex couples are eligible to adopt. Through joint adoption and second parent adoptions, same-sex couples can now enjoy raising their children with the full protection of state laws.
Given the differences in recognition of same-sex marriages among the States, you may need to consider an adoption to protect your parental rights, even if you are married.
Our legal team assists couples in working out the legalities of their adoption so they can begin their family with peace of mind that their child’s best interests are being protected from the outset. Don’t leave LGBTQ+ adoption to anyone other than an expert.
Joint Adoption vs. Second Parent Adoption
Joint adoption allows an LGBTQ+ couple to simultaneously adopt a child without any biological relationship to the child. While the best interest of the child is most important in the court, flexibility in determining a parent’s suitability make it crucial for a couple to contact and work with a gay adoption lawyer before beginning the process.
Second parent adoption occurs when only one parent is legally recognized as the child’s parent, whether they are the biological parent or through adoption. Second parent adoption by the non-legal parent may be sought to establish equal parental rights.
LGBTQ+ Adoption Service
In addition to providing adoption legal assistance to gay and lesbian families, the Law Office of Dorene A. Kuffer is happy to provide you with LGBTQ+ adoption services and additional resources as you journey to parenthood. Contact us to learn more about LGBTQ+ adoption services in Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, Santa Fe and Los Alamos, New Mexico.
Contact Our LGBTQ+ Family Lawyer
Adopting your child is one of the most important decisions you will make in your lifetime. When you choose the Law Office of Dorene A. Kuffer as your LGBTQ+ adoption attorneys, your case is handled by an experienced team that represents your legal interests and guides you through the adoption process.
With our Law Office, you’ll benefit from our gay adoption legal rights expertise combined with one-on-one personal service. Contact us to set up an informative consultation with one of our attorneys.