Adoption creates a legal parent-child relationship when a child is not biologically that of the adoptive parent. The procedures you need to follow to start and finalize your California adoption depend on what type of adoption you are performing. This article will provide you with enough information to give you a general understanding of the different types of California adoptions.
Types of California Adoptions:
1. Independent Adoption
An independent California adoption is when the birth parents and adoptive parents make an agreement between each other for the adoption to occur – no agency is involved.
Tread oh so carefully when internalizing divorce and alimony (i.e., spousal support) advice, even from well-meaning family and friends. If you don’t hear the words from a qualified California family law attorney, who has considered your individual situation, don’t take them as fact. In particular, beware of these 4 common alimony myths.
1. MYTH: The husband always pays alimony.
FACT: Alimony is gender neutral.
First, gender is NOT a factor in determining whether alimony is appropriate. Second, gender is not considered in determining who pays and who receives.
Are you or your partner thinking of having a child with the use of a sperm donor? Or, perhaps, you and your partner already have a child you are raising together. Regardless of where you are in the process of creating your family, this article will help you better understand the importance of performing an adoption as a way to avoid any possible legal parentage problems.
California’s domestic partnership law does consider a child born into a domestic partnership to be the legal child of both partners despite the lack of a biological connection.