What is the process for international adoption and LGBTQ families?

By Bari Zell Weinberger
Updated: October 16, 2017
What is the process for international adoption and LGBTQ families?

For any person or couple, international adoption can be expensive and more complicated than adopting a child within the United States. Depending upon the country, it may also be more challenging for single, gay or lesbian parents, or same-sex couples, to adopt. Do your research carefully and work with a vetted adoption agency that is supportive of LGBTQ families.

Some couples have found it easier for one partner to adopt a child as a single parent and for the partner to complete a second-parent adoption in the United States. Definitely consult with an attorney who is familiar with the procedures and any applicable restrictions in your country of interest.


Bari Zell Weinberger is the owner and managing partner of Weinberger Law Group in New Jersey. She is Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Matrimonial Law Attorney.

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September 25, 2017

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