My topic for today's presentation is second-parent adoption. I hope to accomplish four things in my discussion. First, I will define second-parent adoption and give some reasons that it is desirable for both parents and children. Second, I will summarize the state of the law in terms of legislative enactments and case law in the United States. Third, I will discuss the role of social science in second-parent adoption cases. Finally, I will discuss some of the implications of recognizing these adoptions.
Patricia J. Falk,
48 Clev. St. L. Rev.
available at http://engagedscholarship.csuohio.edu/clevstlrev/vol48/iss1/12