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Adv. Priya Lohakare

These adoptions, also known as co-parent adoptions, refer to a legal process in which a child who is already the child of one member of an unmarried couple (gay, lesbian or heterosexual) is adopted either through a joint petition by both members of the couple (even though one of them is already the child’s parent) or through an individual petition by the member of the couple who is not yet the child’s parent, depending on the procedures of the state. After the adoption, the child has two legal parents.