There are many ways to grow your family and realize your dream of parenthood. The best approach depends on your unique needs.
Adoption is the legal process by which a parent-child relationship is created between parties who are not biologically parent and child. In most ways, being an adoptive mom is no different than being the mom to biological children. You may not have given birth to your child, but you want the very best for your child, just like any other mom or dad. Adoption is an amazing experience. Hard and sometimes frustrating, yes, but amazing all the same.
Adoption in Maryland
Under Maryland law, once a petition for adoption is granted in the Circuit Court, the adoptive parent has the same legal rights and responsibilities that a biological parent would.
Second Parent Adoption is common for same-sex couples and Step-Parent Adoption is common when one partner has children from a previous relationship.
Moving Toward Parenthood
If you are considering adoption, it is best to consult an experienced alternative family planning attorney who can help you prepare for this exciting journey and ensure your rights are protected.