Archive for January, 2011

Gay Adoption Case Originating in Louisiana Back Before Federal Appeals Court

Posted on January 19th, 2011 in Adoption | No Comments »

Despite rulings from a Federal District Court and the Appellate Division of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, Louisiana insists that the names of a child’s parents cannot be placed on their son’s birth certificiate because they are unmarried and Louisiana does not allow unmarried parents to adopt.  The adoption was finalized in New York.   A sixteen judge panel is scheduled to rehear the case today.

http://adoptionlawyer.typepad.com/adoption_law_blog/2011/01/louisiana-unanimous-three-judge-ruling-goes-before-16-federal-appeals-court-judges-today.html

Connecticut Supreme Court Honors Gestational Surrogacy Agreement Establishing Parentage

Posted on January 13th, 2011 in Assisted Reproduction, Noteworthy Decisions, Surrogacy, Technology | 1 Comment »

The Connecticut Supreme Court, on January 7, 2011, held that a gay man, not biologically related to his twins, could have his name placed on their birth certificates establishing legal parentage over them along with the twin’s biological father.  This decision, if structured properly through an attorney, means that a gay family utilizing gestational surrogacy in Connecticut will no longer need to have the non-biological parent adopt the child in a second-parent adoption.

See   http://adoptionlawyer.typepad.com/adoption_law_blog/2011/01/parentage-for-gay-men-granted-without-adoption-by-connecticut-supreme-court.html