Part I of this Article will discuss some of the legal difficulties associated with co-parenting and why lesbian couples have sought second-parent adoptions. Part II will examine the particular statutory obstacles to second-parent adoptions and then analyze the various ways courts in several states have overcome these obstacles. Finally, Part III will discuss the implications of these decisions in terms of their creation of legal and social norms.
Maxwell S. Peltz,
Second-Parent Adoption: Overcoming Barriers to Lesbian Family Rights,
Mich. J. Gender & L.
Available at: http://repository.law.umich.edu/mjgl/vol3/iss1/5