If you are a same sex couple looking to adopt in Rio Rancho, New Mexico, the LGBT family Law Office of Dorene A. Kuffer can help you establish and protect your parental rights. Whether you seek joint adoption or second parent adoption, Dorene Kuffer can help you begin your family with your child’s best interests at the forefront.
It’s important to protect your legal rights when you choose same-sex adoption. Parental rights need to be established before a child is born in order to protect the relationship between you and your child for a lifetime, and legal marriage alone is not sufficient to ensure both of you are considered legal parents.
New Mexico Gay Adoption Law
Same-sex couples are able to adopt in New Mexico, with full protection offered by state gay adoption laws. Gay adoption rights allow for both joint and second parent adoption. Joint gay adoption laws allow an LGBT couple to adopt where neither party has any biological relationship to the child.
Second parent gay adoption rights also exist. Second parent adoptions occur when only one parent is legally recognized as the child’s parent, whether biological or through adoption. The non-legal parent may establish equal parental rights in this case.
LGBT Adoption Service
Dorene offers not only gay adoption legal services, but also adoption services as additional resources to assist you on the journey to parenthood. Contact us to learn more about LGBT adoption services in New Mexico.
Gay Adoption Attorney
Adopting your child is one of the most important decisions you will make in your lifetime. When you choose Dorene as your same-sex adoption attorney, your case is handled by Dorene, never a less experienced attorney. Contact us to set up a consultation with Dorene, an LGBT family lawyer.