Now that the California Supreme Court has validated same sex marriages in California, we may see an increase in such couples having children or adopting them.
The Gay Lesbian Times reports that more than half of gay men and 41 percent of lesbians want to have children and an estimated two million gay or lesbian people are interested in adoption. More than 16,000 adopted children are living with lesbian and gay parents in California, the highest number in the country according to a study done by the Williams Institute on Sexual Orientation and Public Policy at UCLA.
If you are a gay or lesbian couple contemplating adoption, Human Rights Campaign Family Project has information on the various types of adoption such as open adoption, private adoption, or international adoption. At the law firm of Law Office of Scott C. Soady, A Professional Corporation we can assist you with completing the adoption process. Call us or e mail us for a complimentary consultation about adoption or any family law or estate planning issue.