Tuesday, January 05, 2016 09:00 AM

KENTUCKY SAME-SEX ADOPTION CASE CHALLENGES WHAT IT MEANS TO BE PARENT

The 9-year-old Kentucky girl calls the woman "nommy" and bears her middle and last name. They lived in the same household until the girl was 4, and "nommy" once carried the child on her insurance plan.

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But they are not biologically related. The girl's mother - the woman's ex-partner - became pregnant in 2006 with the help of a sperm donor, according to a court record that identifies the women and child only by their initials. The women ended their same-sex relationship in 2011, and now the biological mother has cut off contact with the other woman and married a man. That man is trying to adopt the child, and the other woman is trying to block the adoption before the Kentucky Supreme Court.

It's one of several cases ...

News source: http://www.wlwt.com/news/Kentucky-same-sex-adoption-case-challenges-what-it-means-to-be-parent/36839034

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