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Does Race Matter in Adoption?

Does Race Matter in Adoption?

“Race matters in adoption because race matters in America.” ---Twila L. Perry As a white mom with two black kids, I reluctantly agree with that statement. I’d prefer it not to be true and frankly, living in a mixed, working class neighborhood in Los Angeles, haven’t...

Real Talk About the Blessings and Challenges of Adoption

Real Talk About the Blessings and Challenges of Adoption

As an attorney who focuses her practice on adoption law and a mother of six, including two adopted children, it can be hard to talk about the challenges that sometimes arise in a foster adoption or international adoption. On the one hand, not talking about the ongoing...

Can I Adopt a Partner’s Child if We Are Unmarried?

Can I Adopt a Partner’s Child if We Are Unmarried?

California has long recognized the right of a stepparent to adopt the biological child of his or her spouse through a stepparent adoption, which terminates the parental rights of the other biological parent, which is often an ex-spouse of the parent retaining custody....