Building "Nontraditional" Families

Our expert explains legal considerations for nontraditional families who are trying to adopt.

What you need to know when building nontraditional families.
Laws across the country are beginning to reflect what adoptive parents have always known: Loving families do not necessarily look like the Cleavers or the Waltons. Single, older, and gay or lesbian adoptive parents, though often referred to as "nontraditional families," are finding it easier than ever to adopt in the United States. Internationally, however, the atmosphere is becoming more restrictive. Although nontraditional parents need to pay close attention to practical and legal considerations, they still have many options. Gay and ...

Our legal expert explains what gay, lesbian, and single parents need to know when building their nontraditional families during the process of adopting.


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