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Formalizing Parenting Relationships in LGBTQ+ Families

            In the past few years, the LGBTQ+ community has had a great deal of success in obtaining legal recognition of their families. However, changes in the political environment can threaten those hard won successes. In particular, LGBTQ+ and non-traditional families are vulnerable if they are not legally tied to their children or their partners. Take Read More

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In re: Adoption of Sean M

by R.S. Continuing on our theme of putative fathers objecting to adoptions (see yesterday’s post on Supreme Court case Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl), on March 22, 2013, the Maryland Court of Appeals decided a stepfather adoption case that reminds us of the importance of noting and meeting deadlines in our practice. See In re: Read More

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Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl

Tomorrow, the Supreme Court of the United States will hear oral argument in the case of Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl. Though family law is traditionally an area of state law, this case comes to the Supreme Court under the federal Indian Child Welfare Act.  The case concerns the adoption of a child born to Read More

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