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Q: Second Parent Adoption in Michigan
My partner and I started dating in 2001. Several years later we wanted to start a family and through artificial insemination, my partner became pregnant and gave birth in 2007 to our amazing daughter. We separated in 2015 without ever legally marrying. We have successfully coparented without the necessity of legal help for the last year and a half but I'm interested in the opportunity of second parent adoption. I don't believe that this is possible in the state of Michigan but would it be possible to travel to a different state in order to accomplish this? Thanks!
A: Response from Richard B. Vaughn
For the best advice on this, you should speak to an attorney in Michigan, and I would recommend:
Herb Brail 930 Mason, Suite 201 Dearborn, MI 48124 (313) 278-8779 firstname.lastname@example.org
Best of luck.
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Cliff Greenberg, Esq, has devoted his entire legal career to helping children and families. After graduating from the George Washington University School of Law, he joined the Legal Aid Society's Juvenile Rights Division in Manhattan as a Law Guardian, where he worked tirelessly to ensure that the city's foster children were protected and placed in loving, permanent homes.
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).