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Q: Pregnant in Kentucky

I am currently pregnant, and my wife and I are wondering whether we can both be listed on the birth certificate (and how this process works) in Kentucky. We're also wondering about what other legal protections we should pursue for my wife as a nonbiological parent -- second-parent or stepparent adoption, and are these options available for us in KY? Any advice, resources, or people/organizations to contact would be fantastic! Thank you.

A: Response from Richard B. Vaughn

Congratulations on the pregnancy. I would highly recommend that you speak with:

Courtney Townes Mosley & Townes, PLLC 130 St. Matthews Avenue, Suite 200 Louisville, Kentucky 40207 (502) 589-4404 x102 (502) 589-4405 (fax)

Best of luck, Richard B. Vaughn, Esq. Founding Partner International Fertility Law Group Inc. A Professional Corporation 5757 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 645 Los Angeles, CA 90036

(323) 331-9343 PHONE (323) 331-9353 FAX (323) 904-4728 Direct Skype ID: tcwrbv

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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.
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Joyce Kauffman

Joyce Kauffman

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.
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Richard B. Vaughn

Richard B. Vaughn

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).
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