It’s adoption day (almost)!

Tomorrow at 9 a.m. we go in front of a judge and plead our case for my wife to adopt our daughter. Sounds crazy, right? Well it’s just another hoop that we, as an LGBT family, need to jump though to protect ourselves and our family.

We are doing a step (or second in some states) parent adoption. Yes, my wife has to adopt he own child. We have been married for 3 years and my wife’s name is on the birth certificate but this is still not enough legal protection for our family. We have be slacking in turning in the paperwork and getting all the forms filled out but it’s finally coming to an end.

There was a lot of paperwork we needed to do and we had to run back and forth between JAG and the county courthouse but tomorrow is finally the day. We are in the time slot on the docket for cases that take less than 20 minutes so I’m hoping that the judge will see this is just a formality and grant us the adoption.

Check back tomorrow for an update on how it went.


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