Each year thousands of U.S. citizens adopt children from abroad and many families in other countries adopt U.S. children. Intercountry adoption is governed by both the laws of the country in which the child lives and the country in which the adoptive parents live. Under U.S. law, there are two distinct intercountry adoption processes: The…

Yes, same sex couples may adopt in California. In fact, California has a long history of non-discrimination in adoption. Generally speaking, California law is among the best in the nation for equality, and California has provided benefits to same-sex partners of state employees since 1999. Through the Domestic Partnership Act of 1999, California became the…