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#1 of 4 Old 02-27-2009, 09:31 AM - Thread Starter
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Hello. My DP is 22 weeks pregnant with our first. Does anyone know where I can get information about second parent adoption in PA, specifically Pittsburgh? We are trying to find a lawyer to make sure we have guardianship agreements in place and to start the adoption process. I haven't been able to find any resources on lawyers that are experienced with this.

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#2 of 4 Old 02-27-2009, 11:25 AM
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Welcome to MDC!

I don't know about PA at all, but when we were going through it, I joined a local listserve for GLBTQ families, and asked there. That made it very simple! I'm sure there's something similar for Pittsburgh GLBTQ families . . . That's probably where I'd start if I were you.

We actually have yet to get around to doing the second-parent adoption for ds3 (now 2 years old!); at this point we may just wait and do his after the baby's born so we can do them together.

Congrats on your baby bean!


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Hi Heidi!

I'm in Pittsburgh, too!! Lex is totally right, the first place I'd ask would be on the PGHFLO (Families Like Ours) listserve. Here is the link to the group if you aren't already a member:

Hope this is helpful. Feel free to PM me if you have any other questions!


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Thanks Sandra--I signed up for the group. Hopefully the process goes smoothly.
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