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Indianapolis Second Parent Adoption Attorney

Does your partner have a child who you would like to adopt? If you are a gay or lesbian partner, you can obtain full parental rights of the child through second parent adoption. When the adoption process is complete, you and your partner will both have the same parental rights. If the relationship ends, you will have legal rights to child custody.

At the López Law Office in Indianapolis, we provide same-sex adoption services to our LGBTQ clients. I can assist with all of the necessary paperwork and legal procedures to bring your family together.

Protect Yourself and Your Family

A significant portion of my family law practice involves assisting clients whose relationships and marriages have dissolved. While you and your partner may have a lifelong relationship, it is still wise to protect your rights as a parent. If you have not adopted your partner’s child or children and the relationship ends, you will not typically have rights to child custody, parenting time and child support. However, if you adopt the child or children through same-sex adoption, you will have rights to child custody, parenting time and child support.

As your Indianapolis, Indiana, second parent adoption lawyers, we provide comprehensive services to you and your partner. We can ensure that all documentation and legal processes are complete and accurate, helping you move toward a successful same-sex adoption. In some ways, second parent adoption is similar to stepparent adoption, because it may be necessary for the other biological parent to terminate his or her parental rights. We can answer any questions you may have about this and help you with the process.

Consultation With a Marion County Same-Sex Adoption Lawyer

To find out about second parent adoptions in Indianapolis, contact LGBTQ lawyer Vanessa López Aguilera online or call (317) 634-9484. Hablamos español.

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