Cleveland State Law Review
sexual orientation, gay, gay rights, lesbian mothers, second-parent adoption, adoption, family law
The topic of this article 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 second-parent adoptions.
Patricia J. Falk, Second-Parent Adoption, 48 Cleveland State Law Review 93 (2000)