Entry #737: Same-sex adoption in Kansas

Original entry by KoltonLane97 KoltonLane97 ()

RegionKansas
IssueSame-sex adoption
StatusSingle only
Start Datepast
End Datenow
DescriptionKansas Statute §59-2113 permits adoption by any adult (statute doesn't exclude upon sexual orientation) or any male-female, married couple petitioning jointly. In November 2012, the Kansas Court of Appeals ruled in the case In the Matter of the Adoption of I. M. that a single person who is not a biological parent of a child cannot petition to adopt that child without terminating the other parent's parental rights. Since the State of Kansas does not recognize same-sex marriages (Some individual counties do), this ruling effectively prevents same-sex couples from second-parent adoption in Kansas. Though, another court case has granted parental rights in the instances of second-parent adoption by a biological parent.
Sourceswww.kansas.gov/government/


1 Revisions

1. Revision #301 ( by imullin01)
Field New Value (Current) Old Value (Original)
ValueSingle onlyIllegal
NoteKansas Statute §59-2113 permits adoption by any adult (statute doesn't exclude upon sexual orientation) or any male-female, married couple petitioning jointly. In November 2012, the Kansas Court of Appeals ruled in the case In the Matter of the Adoption of I. M. that a single person who is not a biological parent of a child cannot petition to adopt that child without terminating the other parent's parental rights. Since the State of Kansas does not recognize same-sex marriages (Some individual counties do), this ruling effectively prevents same-sex couples from second-parent adoption in Kansas. Though, another court case has granted parental rights in the instances of second-parent adoption by a biological parent.In November 2012, the Kansas Court of Appeals ruled in the case In the Matter of the Adoption of I. M. that a single person who is not a biological parent of a child cannot petition to adopt that child without terminating the other parent\'s parental rights. Since Kansas does not recognize same-sex marriages, this ruling effectively prevents same-sex couples from second-parent adoption in Kansas.