Establishing Legal Rights to Children of Non-Biological, Same-Sex Parents

In honor of National Adoption Day, which is always the Saturday before the Thanksgiving holiday, we’re pleased to share with you an equally important case involving a same-sex, non-marital relationship, where the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has ruled that a non-biological, same-sex parent can be presumed to be a child’s parent under Mass. Gen. Laws c. […]

Adoptions, Sperm Donors and Notice

Adoptions are the happiest occurrences that take place in any courthouse on any given day. But because of advances in science that allow for artificial insemination, legal determinations must continually be made as to what constitutes being a “lawful parent.” The question raised in a recent Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court case of Adoption of a […]