IMMEDIATE STEPS TO TAKE:
Initiate a step-parent adoption or parentage order and obtain a court order, even if both names are on the birth certificate.
Obtain a passport for your child with BOTH parents name listed on the passport.
Make sure BOTH parents names are listed on your child’s social security number record.
Obtain gender marker revisions t...
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As you undertake your journey towards a child, it may become appropriate to seek legal advice. In this column, we want to give you tools to help you decide about various issues that are involved in working with an attorney.
Do you need an attorney?
An attorney can help you wade through any legal issues that may be involved in...