Family Ties: Why One Non-Biological Parent Wants to Give Up Adoption

Sue Norton
Seven Days | December 9, 2009
My attorney told me that if I wanted to protect myself and my kids, I should adopt them. I wasn't entirely clear why. Did I need to adopt them because we don't share DNA? If a straight couple conceived a child using a sperm donor, would the man have to adopt the child to be considered its father?

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