News Video: Couple Hopes Same-sex Couples’ Adoption Process will become Easier

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Denalee Chapman July 10, 2015
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Liam and Lleyton are two-year-old twins, biological and adopted sons of a same-sex couple. A hired surrogate was inseminated with sperm from each of the two men. But when the boys were born, the surrogate and her boyfriend were listed as the birth parents.

“A paternity test allowed the change in father on the certificates, followed by a cross adoption process to list Zaslavsky and Stahl on both certificates.” With the court ruling that requires all states to allow marriage of same-sex couples, the twins’ fathers hope that for other couples the process to make their adopted children their own, will not be so arduous.

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Denalee Chapman

Denalee is an adoptive mother, a motivational speaker, a writer, and a lover of life. She and her husband have adventured through the hills and valleys of life to find that the highest highs and the lowest lows are equally fulfilling. Book Denalee to speak to your group, or find Denalee's writings, including her books on her website at

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