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Hoping to Grow Your Family by Adopting? We Proudly Represent Same-Sex Couples in Adoption

New York Cross Adoption Attorney

Proudly Representing Same-Sex Couples

At Greenberg & Greenberg, we understand the challenges that any couple faces during the adoption process. As a same-sex couple, the challenges you face when adopting can be extensive. Although our country has made great strides in acknowledging and expanding the rights of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community, the fact remains that the rights of same-sex couples are still a topic of much debate.

The state of New York is one of several states that allow same-sex couples to adopt. In a process known as cross adoption, one partner adopts a child while the second partner applies to become a second parent, or co-parent. Second-parent adoptions have been granted by courts in more than 20 states.

As same-sex couple adoptions pose a number of legal difficulties, our New York adoption attorneys are prepared to assist and support you through navigating the legal channels needed to make your adoption dreams a reality. Additionally, we can assist individuals who have adopted internationally as single parents with helping their partners become legal parents and guardians.

LGBT Rights in Adoption

Gay and lesbian couples who wish to begin a family often turn to adoption as a way to bring children into their household. Adoption by both parents is important to ensure that your children and your rights are adequately protected. You can establish a legal parenting relationship with the child or children through cross adoption, and as New York adoption lawyers, we can help!

The purpose of this type of adoption is to provide for the rights of LGBT couples and to ensure the security of the children involved. In the case of an unfortunate event, legal adoption can ensure that the children will be taken care of after a parent's death or incapacity.

If you would like to pursue a same-sex couple adoption, or cross adoption, then it is important to speak with our firm at your earliest convenience. Our office is available to you, and we are prepared to help you through the process of adoption. We can help you understand the important steps in adoption and how to begin the process.

Our firm can also assist you through the pre-adoption approval process. Contact one of our attorneys today for legal assistance with a cross adoption.

Hear From Our Clients

See How We've Helped Families Come Together
  • “Every step of the way, Joel was always available to us, walking us through the application process.”

    Mary Ann, Ray and Kim

  • “The best thing that Barbara and Joel ever did was make a community of adopted children. ”

    K. Barnett

  • “I would tell anyone if they want to grow their family through adoption that the Greenberg's can help them.”


  • “It made me smile because my love for my son will be for infinity and so will yours for him.”

    Danielle O.

  • “James Greenberg is our favorite lawyer EVER!”

    Former Client

  • “Working with James was a HUGE blessing.”

    Former Client

  • “My sincere thanks to the Greenberg family for brining my son HOME!”


  • “We will be forever grateful to the Greenbergs for bringing us together as a family.”

    The Drew Family

  • Our Adoption Story

    Read how partners J. Michael Greenberg and Barbara Greenberg have personally experienced the joy and blessing of adoption.

    Read Our Story
  • Are You Ready to Adopt?

    Get to know the adoption process in New York and find out what the next steps are on your journey to making your adoption dreams a reality.

    Take the Next Step
  • Meet Our Extended Family

    Take a look through our extended family photo gallery to see all of the families we have helped expand through the process of adoption.

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Contact Greenberg & Greenberg Today

Take the First Step Toward Growing Your Family
  1. We have assisted over 6,000 families through the adoptoin process.
  2. We provide both domestic and international adoption assistance.
  3. We have been representing families in NY and beyond for over 40 years.
  4. We help singles, married couples, and same-sex partners start their families.
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