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Second-Parent Adoptions - Advanced Issues

I recently wrote about why married same-sex couples, particularly female couples who conceive their child using anonymous donor sperm, still should complete a second-parent adoption. I want to look at some other forms of family formation here, and ad… Read More
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Top 12 Adoption and Assisted Reproduction Stories of 2014 - Part 2

As promised, here is the second part of my round up of the biggest stories of the year.  Follow me on Twitter, where I post almost every day, for all of the latest news as it happens.  7.  Thailand abruptly halts international surrogacy.  Amid r… Read More
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Top 12 Adoption and Assisted Reproduction Stories of 2014 - Part 1

This has been a big year for adoption and assisted reproduction in the news.  Here is the first half the run down of the biggest stories of 2014.  To stay on top of all of the latest news, follow me on Twitter. 1.  Jimmy Fallon welcomes a second… Read More
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Second-Parent Adoption Following Surrogacy

I’ve written before about why a non-biological parent in married same-sex couples should complete second adoption, even if both parents are on named on the child’s birth certificate.  Most families have no trouble getting a court to grant the ad… Read More
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Brian Discusses ART and Surrogacy with Kelly Ellison

I was pleased to be invited by Kelly Ellison of Your Adoption Finance Coach to be a guest on her Internet radio program.  We had a great conversation where we discussed the basics of assisted reproductive technology and surrogacy.   Kelly has a ter… Read More
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Modernizing US Citizenship Laws Regarding Assisted Reproduction

There’s good news for US citizens living abroad who use assisted reproductive technology to build their families!  For years the State Department has required that a child born outside of the United States be genetically related to the US citizen… Read More
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Language Matters - How Courts Talk about Children and Parents

I read a lot of court opinions, and, to be honest, they are usually kind of dull.  Judges write in a very modulated style and are not known for dramatic flourishes.  But recently I’ve come across two opinions that made me take notice – one beca… Read More
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