The second parent adoption or co-parent adoption is a process by which a spouse can adopt her or his partner’s biological or adoptive child without terminating the first legal parent’s rights. This process is appealing to many couples, as it provides legal protections to the child and both partners. Formalizing adoption agreements allows both partners to make medical decisions, gain custody in the event of the death of the biological parents, and ensure the child will continue to receive financial support and a relationship with the second parent should the parents separate. A second parent adoption also provides the child with the rights to benefits such as health and life insurance.
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