Lesbian Moms May Soon No Longer Have to Adopt Their Own Kids

"The U.S. Supreme Court is set to rule on gay marriage this month. The high court decision could mark the end of a complicated legal era in which same-sex couples have had to jump through legal hoops to legally protect their family unit.

It's been especially awkward for lesbian couples.

“It is kind of an odd thing to have to adopt your own child,” says Julia Crouch of Seattle. She and her wife, Sarah Weigle, had their first child, Maya Rose Weigle, on Nov. 7, 2014. Crouch adopted Maya in January.

Weigle and Crouch's situation illustrates the problems with having a patchwork of rules across different states."


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