Coparent or second-parent adoption by same-sex parents

Joseph F. Hagan, William L. Coleman, Jane M. Foy, Edward Goldson, Barbara J. Howard, Ana Navarro, J. Lane Tanner, Hyman C. Tolmas

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Children who are born to or adopted by 1 member of a same-sex couple deserve the security of 2 legally recognized parents. Therefore, the American Academy of Pediatrics supports legislative and legal efforts to provide the possibility of adoption of the child by the second parent or coparent in these families.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)339-340
Number of pages2
Issue number2 I
StatePublished - Feb 16 2002
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Hagan, J. F., Coleman, W. L., Foy, J. M., Goldson, E., Howard, B. J., Navarro, A., Tanner, J. L., & Tolmas, H. C. (2002). Coparent or second-parent adoption by same-sex parents. Pediatrics, 109(2 I), 339-340.