Adopt SF – Gyemant Paris Law

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Step-parent Adoption in California after DOMA & Prop 8

Step-parent adoption in California after DOMA and Prop 8 decisions, is it still necessary? Many people are asking themselves whether they still have to go through the expense of a step-parent adoption now that same-sex couples can be legally married in California, with all the rights and privileges that come along with marriage. The answer is yes, it is still advised to complete a step-parent adoption. The reason behind this is that not all states or countries will recognize your marriage, so it is important to create the legal parent-child bond through adoption. Otherwise you may be stuck in a bad situation while travelling in another state or visiting another country.

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