Maryland and D. In Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia gay and lesbian parents can adopt as single parents and as married parents. However, the presumption of parentage does not necessarily convey legal rights over a child.
Jennifer and Catelyn are proud to help couples to complete their families through second-parent adoptions, and have many years of experience doing so. Revocation Period In Maryland, a birth parent has 30 calendar days to revoke their consent to an adoption whether private or agency. We are still OPEN.
In the District of Columbia, consent is irrevocable upon execution for a private adoption and a birth parent has 14 days to revoke their consent to adoption if the baby is placed through an agency. In fact, thanks to the marriage equality ruling of Obergefell vs.
Second Parent Adoption. An attorney is always needed to complete a second-parent adoption in Virginia, Maryland or Washington, D. Your email address will not be published. Does a surrogate have to consent to an adoption? In response to the ability of LGBT couples to get married like heterosexual couples have in the past, some judges and courts have made it difficult for same-sex couples who are adopting to complete second-parent adoptions — the argument being that, if heterosexual couples are required to have a marital relationship before gaining a legal relationship to a child, same-sex couples should be required the same, not use a second parent adoption as a way to around that marital requirement.