New Jersey was a forerunner of same sex adoption in the United States. It was one of the first states to declare that sexual orientation could not be used to discriminate against adopting couples. For you and your partner, this means that the adoption process will be straightforward and much the same as any other adoption.
If you and your partner are considering adoption, please contact my firm to learn about the options available to you.
I can also assist you in second-parent adoption – where one same sex spouse adopts the child of another. This will give you joint rights over the child and allows both parents to have equal weight in any decisions related to the child.
My firm serves all of New Jersey.