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  • Can Foster Parents Automatically Adopt A Child Placed in Their Care
    Can Foster Parents Automatically Adopt A Child Placed in Their Care

    Foster parents have no legal standing to pursue the adoption of children placed in their care without the consent of the child welfare agency that has legal custody of the foster child, or unless they ...

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  • Grandparent's Rights Through Adoption
    Grandparent's Rights Through Adoption

    A grandparent now includes those who become grandparents through adoption in addition to biological grandparents. Historically, grandparents have not been viewed by courts as having rights independent ...

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  • Same Sex Marriage is Prohibited by Law in PA- How Does This Affect Same-Sex Adoptions?
    Same Sex Marriage is Prohibited by Law in PA- How Does This Affect Same-Sex Adoptions?

    Despite statutory language to the contrary that all same-sex marriages are prohibited in PA, same-sex couples may adopt . Same-sex marriages are void by statute in PA since 1996. However, they are ...

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  • Stepparents and Adoption
    Stepparents and Adoption

    Is it Possible for Children to be adopted by the Spouse of One Birth Parent? It is possible and very frequently done. In the 1990s, there are approximately 120,000 adoptions of children each year. ...

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  • Adoptions and Their Affect on Grandparents
    Adoptions and Their Affect on Grandparents

    Can the Relationships that grandparents have with their grandchildren be Affected by an adoption to someone outside their family? I recently dealt with a case where the grandparents, although involved ...

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  • Gay and Lesbian Parent Adoptions
    Gay and Lesbian Parent Adoptions

    Can a Gay or Lesbian Couple Adopt a Child? By Attorney Jeffrey B. Engle, Family Law Division Leader, Harrisburg, PA I have received a flurry of requests from loving couples seeking to adopt a child . ...

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