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Adoption Law

Even with nationwide marriage equality, parentage rights are still governed by state law. Because of this, it is important to ensure that both parents in a relationship, even if you are married, have equal legal parentage rights.

Our attorneys can help with the legal documents and court orders needed to protect your family as it grows, including confirmatory adoptions, pre-birth orders, and donor agreements for known donors.

Experienced Advocates for Adoption

Miriam Sievers at Amos Perrick has extensive experience representing individuals and couples in adoption proceedings, and in particular, LGBTQ parents who need to secure their parentage rights through adoption. Although marriage creates a presumption of parentage, adoption is still the strongest mechanism to accord full legal rights within LGBTQ families, and it is critical for families to complete this step.

Ms. Sievers is knowledgeable of the nuances and process for adoptions, including second-parent adoptions, step-parent adoptions, and confirmatory adoptions in Maryland. Every family’s formation story is unique, and Ms. Sievers will work to ensure that your family’s rights are protected.