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Columbus, OH 614-360-2942
Huntington, WV 304-519-4354
New Albany, OH

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Adoption By Same-Sex Couples

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In 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that the Constitution guarantees same-sex couples the right to marry throughout the country. This was a tremendous step forward for LGBT+ rights, but same-sex couples still face unique challenges in family law matters — especially matters involving children.

At Amy M. Levine, our attorneys have been representing the interests of same-sex couples and LGBT+ individuals in Ohio and West Virginia for years. Led by Amy M. Levine, a proven litigator with nearly 15 years of experience, we provide knowledgeable counsel and caring service to LGBT+ families pursuing adoption.

Helping Families Meet The Legal Challenges Of Adoption

While a person’s sexual orientation has no bearing on their desire to be a parent or their fitness to take care of a child, laws regarding same-sex adoption are inconsistent between states.

Only one member of a same-sex relationship can officially adopt a child in Ohio. However, through a co-custody agreement, both members of the partnership can become the equal legal custodians of the child.

In Ohio, adoption proceedings are supervised by the county probate court. Our attorneys frequently appear in Franklin County and surrounding probate courts for both adoption and probate proceedings, and we know how to guide you through the process as smoothly and efficiently as possible.

Our lawyers also assist gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender clients with matters involving divorce, child support, custody and other family law issues for same-sex couples.

Let Us Help You Complete Your Family — Call For A Consultation

The laws and policies governing same-sex adoption are constantly evolving, so it is important to retain a law firm with demonstrated experience in this area. To learn more about how we can help you through the adoption process, please contact us for a free consultation at our offices in Columbus, Ohio, or Huntington, West Virginia, at 614-360-2942.

Family Law

Amy M. Levine
View Profile

Our Latest Blog Posts

What are the penalties for a first-time OVI in Ohio?

You may have been out on a Friday night with a few friends and had a few beers to celebrate. Or you go to your family’s holiday party and drink one too many spiked eggnogs or cocktails. Before you know it, on your way home, police pull you over. Maybe you were...

5 tips for those considering bankruptcy and divorce

While divorce and bankruptcy are both considered chances for couples to move toward a fresh, exciting future, the two legal processes can overlap and ultimately harm each other. It is wise to research your options and learn more about the challenges you might face....

The difference between Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy

Deciding to apply for bankruptcy is a significant decision. Bankruptcy can free a person from financial struggles and grant them the ability to clean their slate. The decision to apply for bankruptcy is a big decision, but it is not the only one someone needs to...

Signs marriage may be heading for divorce

When a marriage is in trouble, the spouses can either work to fix it or prepare for divorce. In a delicate situation like that, acting first can have a significant advantage. Recognizing the signs of a marriage in trouble can give a spouse the time they need to...

Comparing personal bankruptcy options

When you think of bankruptcy, what comes to mind? Is it financial salvation? Probably not. More than likely, thoughts of overwhelming debt and wondering how you will recover from this financial pitfall without descending into financial ruin are filling your mind....

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