Although same-sex marriage is legal in New York, it is not legal in many other states and countries. If a same-sex couple moves, travels or even vacations where same-sex marriages are not recognized, a second-parent adoption is the only way to protect the second parent's rights and responsibilities to his or her child.
In 1993, Greenberg Adoption: The Law Offices of Clifford L. Greenberg was established to help loving couples and individuals form families through adoptions — regardless of their sexual orientation. Our founding adoption attorney, Clifford Greenberg, believes that LGBT equality is the civil rights movement of our generation. He encourages adoption agencies and advocates to embrace the change and live the dream in support of equality.
Are you interested in cementing your parental relationship with your partner's biological child? Contact our New York City LGBT adoption lawyers for a complimentary consultation and learn how we can guide you through this process. A second-parent adoption would protect your child custody rights, if the relationship with your partner ever ended.
LGBT Adoptions Provide an Important Safeguard
Even if you and your partner have every intention to be together long-term, a second-parent adoption is an important way to protect your parenting rights. Without legally adopting your partner's biological child, you could lose your right to child custody, parenting time or child support if you and your partner separate ways. A LGBT could prevent this through formally establishing your parental rights and responsibilities.
Offering Highly Skilled Second-Parent Adoption Services
Second-parent adoptions are highly complicated and a relatively new area of adoption law. Even attorneys who handle adoptions may not be familiar with all the details involved. Adoption attorney Clifford Greenberg has handled LGBT adoptions in New York since the beginning. He has helped more than 4,000 families adopt, many of which were LGBT families.
Mr. Greenberg has emerged as an industry resource and leader on LGBT adoptions. He is the resident legal expert at the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center in Greenwich Village, where he lectures monthly to families interested in adoption. He also regularly blogs and lectures at foster care agencies and community organizations on second-parent adoptions.
More Than Experience — We Passionately Support Gay Adoptions
Clifford Greenberg uses his writing and legal skills to support his clients' civil rights. He recently wrote a children's book, Living the Dream with Mommy and Mama. This book celebrates the loving relationship a young girl has with her two mothers. Just going to press now is a children's book on same-sex marriage, illustrated by his 11 year-old-daughter, Jojo. Entitled Freedom for Us All, it chronicles the journey of a same-sex couple whose daughter dreams about the day when all couples can marry and when all families are considered equal.
Contact Our Kings, NY Gay and Lesbian Adoption Lawyers
Our New York City adoption attorneys are committed to providing experienced representation to prospective parents. Contact our LGBT adoption lawyers to learn how you can adopt the child you love. We offer complementary consultations so there is no risk in discovering what options are available.