Adoptive mother’s single‑parent adoption decree did not conclusively rebut the Uniform Parentage Act (UPA) presumption that her former same‑sex cohabitant was the child’s second mother based on receiving the child into her home and openly holding the child out as her natural child, since the adoption decree did not constitute “a judgment establishing paternity of the child by another man” under the UPA, absent evidence that the issue of whether the child could have only one parent was raised or decided in the adoption proceedings.
Laura Morgan is a Family Law Consultant. Laura is available for consultation, brief writing and research on family law issues throughout the country. She can be reached through her website. www.famlawconsult.com