Entry #1782: Same-sex adoption in Tennessee

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RegionTennessee
IssueSame-sex adoption
Statusambiguous
Start Datepast
End Datenow
DescriptionAny person is permitted to adopt per statute, but second-parent adoption varies by judge and county. Since there has been no appellate decision on second-parent adoption, it is listed as ambiguous.
Sourceswww.lambdalegal.org/states-region/tennessee 36 TCA ยง36-1-115
Reports (2)
  • Status is not correct "Joint adoption by same-sex couples has been legal in Tennessee since 2007. The state Attorney General issued an opinion stating that adoption by same-sex couples was not prohibited under state law as long as the child's best interest was met."
  • Status is not correct "It allows joint adoption "

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