The understanding of parenthood, maternity, and paternity, is well known and accepted throughout the state of California as a man and a woman who have conceived, adopted, or otherwise obtained legal parenthood of a child.
Parenthood for same-sex couples is a little less understand; however. In many cases, one member of a same-sex couple will father or give birth to a child, making them the biological parent. The other parent can take the route of adoption to become the child’s other parent. It is also possible for an individual to be declared the legal father of a child by the court.
If you and your partner want to have a child together, in order to be certain which options are available for your situation, it would be wise to speak with an experienced Orange County family lawyer, such as Amy M. Montes.
Call our office today to learn about your rights and options for same-sex parenting.