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Gay Parenting 101: Tools to Protect Gay and Lesbian Families - Part 1, Second Parent Adoption - Mo's Journal — LiveJournal
August 9th, 2006
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Gay Parenting 101: Tools to Protect Gay and Lesbian Families - Part 1, Second Parent Adoption

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From:mofic
Date:August 16th, 2006 06:06 pm (UTC)
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Interestingly, my mother's impression was that the home-study was less concerned with validating the parental relationship between my father and my sister and the co-parenting of my parents than with ensuring that my father was the only man around taking (or being asked to take) paternal responsibility for my sister. Which of course suggests it was Naval paranoia, rather than legal rules.

Was your sister's biological father alive? It's definitely required pretty much everywhere that the couple prove that there is only one legal parent in order to do a step-parent adoption. And, of course, procedures vary from state to state, so maybe some do require a home study, just not the ones I know about.

Thanks for the info about Canberra.
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