second-parent adoption

I am the biological mother of a 3 yr old. 2 yrs ago we did second-parent adoption so that she would have the same rights. Little did I know that for 2 yrs now she has been planning on leaving me and did along with cheating and now I am stuck paying much money to fight for my own child. Technically she has the same rights even though she had no interest in me or the child while she lived with us. Think twice before you get yourself into something like this. You can do all the legal issues without co-parenting agreement or adoption in case something were to happen to one of you. Everybody always thinks its forever but lets face the truth here. It gets really dirty and costs a ton of money to fight for your own child, more than in a hetero relationship. Just beware!

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  • September 9, 2007 at 11:11 pm

    As a former trial attorney who specialized in Child issues and Family law, beware is an understatement. Please spend the money on the upfront and consult a family attorney who specializes in this type of issue. Often there is a GLBT bar association that can help. If not send me an e mail and I will do what I can to help.

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