Category Archives: Adoption

Proposed Changes to PA Orphans’ Court Rules Seek to Make the Second-Parent Adoption Process Consistent Statewide

By Tara R. Pfeifer, WLP Staff Attorney In October 2013, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court Orphans’ Court Procedural Rules Committee published proposed new and amended adoption rules for public comment.  The Rules Committee explained that the proposed amendments were intended, in … Continue reading

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Lesbian and Gay Parenting Most Prevalent in the South; Couples and their Children Need Legal Protection

For the first time in 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau released the numbers of same-sex marriages reported in the United States and data about their relationships. The decision to release this information reversed a Bush-era policy that prohibited the release … Continue reading

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Florida Adoption Ban

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s editorial board has come out in favor of a Florida court’s ruling that the ban on LGBT people adopting children in that state is unconstitutional. [Florida is] one of a few states with laws that prevent gay … Continue reading

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