Kaplan "deserves a lot of credit for developing a procedure we follow today," said Susan Silber, a Takoma Park attorney who has represented many same-sex couples in adoption proceedings. Gbeti adopted an month-old from Central Africa, Carolyne, who was dressed in taffeta and bows for the big day. Confidentiality in adoption cases makes it difficult to get a definitive count. The list could be longer, he said, but researching adoption files is "almost next to impossible" because they are sealed. Berardesco, the Constellation executive, came out when he was The amended case was assigned to Judge Paul A. The group's board of directors include executives from the Annie E.
The children, Rosalie and Braxton, were born in Ohio, where adoption by gay couples is not permitted.
One day in the fall ofScott Marder, a partner at the law firm of Duane Morris in Baltimore, received a cold call from a young lawyer in Maryland seeking advice. About 12, same-sex couples live in Maryland, and about one in five have children, according to a recent U. When the issue has been raised elsewhere, conservative groups have decried what they call judicial activism, contending that children should be raised in families with a mother and father. The children, Rosalie and Braxton, were born in Ohio, where adoption by gay couples is not permitted.
The American Psychological Association disputes the claim that children are more successful when raised by heterosexual parents.