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Q: 2 moms on GA birth certificate
My wife and I were married a few days ago in Florida. She is due in mid April. Will I be able to be listed on his birth certificate? I have also seen that second parent adoption can be costly and it is not common in our county. Would I be able to do a step parent adoption in stead? Even though GA doesn't allow same sex marriage.
A: Response from Will Halm
You may want to consider a pre-birth parentage application (which is common in surrogacy cases in Georgia). This is probably just as expensive, however.
Please speak to counsel in Georgia on this, and here are 2 recommendations:
Sara M. Clay, P.C. Attorney at Law email@example.com www.surrogacylaw.com 678-797-1216 (Office) 272 Washington Ave. Marietta, Georgia 30060
Ruth F. Claiborne Claiborne | Fox| Bradley LLC 60 Lenox Pointe, N.E. Atlanta, GA 30324-3170 404.442.6969 ext. 4 (office) firstname.lastname@example.org www.gababylaw.com
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Joyce Kauffman is a graduate of Northeastern University School of Law and was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar in December 1992. She has a Master's degree in Counseling Psychology from Lesley College (now Lesley University) and a Bachelor's degree in Child Development from the University of Massachusetts/Amherst. Attorney Kauffman is also a trained Mediator and Collaborative Lawyer; the focus of her legal practice, based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is LGBT family law and traditional family law.
At International Fertility Law Group (IFLG), Richard B. Vaughn provides legal services nationwide to clients from all over the world hoping to build their families through assisted reproduction as well. Among many other volunteer activities, Rich Chairs the A.R.T. Committee of the ABA Family Law Section. Rich has also served on the National Board of the American Fertility Association (now Path 2 Parenthood).