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Adoption options that are open to LGBTQ couples

Across the U.S., equal marriage rights for gay couples have been taking foot. However, there are still many hurdles that you and your partner will have to face that straight couples can avoid. Here at the Law Office of Lorrie J. Zahodnic, we understand that you would like to enjoy the full spectrum of benefits. We aim to provide you with information to help you do so.

As someone in a gay relationship, you may be concerned about your eligibility for adopting children. There are some states in which children cannot be adopted by gay or lesbian parents. While Michigan law does allow for lesbian and gay couples to adopt, you may still be concerned. Even in states with laws allowing for adoption, sometimes individual adoption agencies may refuse. This is where having strong legal support can come in handy. Whether you are looking to adopt within U.S. borders or internationally, having a steady backing from a legal standpoint may be invaluable to you.

You may be interested in other means of adopting children, as well. You may be in a gay relationship and seeking a surrogate mother. You may be in a lesbian relationship and seeking either a male donor or a reputable sperm bank to visit. Regardless of what your preferred means would be, there will still be legal loopholes for you to jump through. In order to be certain that you and your family are protected under the law, it may be a good idea for you to consider seeking legal counsel.

If you would like to read more about what you and your partner can do to secure the adoption of a child, please follow the link. It will take you to our web site. There, you may be able to find more information to guide you in your decision making.

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