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Expanded Definition of Parenthood Tested in New York State Court

News Brief: Expanded Definition of Parenthood Tested in New York Court

News Brief: Expanded Definition of Parenthood Tested in New York Court

In August 2016, New York state expanded its definition of a parent to include caretakers without biological or adoptive ties. In September 2016, a first court case put that definition to the test.

A family formed by adoption for same sex couples

Adoption Basics for Single Parents or Same Sex Couples

When non-traditional families are making the decision to adopt, the first questions they often have are, "How will my identity impact my adoption?"

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A happy family formed through gay family adoption

Who Can Help Gay Families Adopt?

LGBT prospective parents may face extra hurdles because of a state’s adoption law, an agency’s philosophy, or the attitude of an individual social worker.

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A happy family, formed through one of many same-sex adoptions

Some States Allowing Agencies to Refuse Same-Sex Adoptions

Even as LGBT rights move irreversibly forward, some states are still trying to hold them back.

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Tea, whose mother is learning about doing African American hair

“Doing Téa’s Hair”

I’d never thought much about hair care. But as the white mother of a black daughter, I learned to braid, twist, clip — and take every opportunity to instill my little girl with pride.

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