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"Second Parent Adoption" is a legal procedure allowing one partner in a same-sex couple to adopt the other partners biological children so that both can be regarded as legal guardians.
1) The children involved in second-parent adoptions do not have to be the biological offspring of one partner. Many adoptions (international and domestic) by same-sex couples are done via two separate adoption processes--the initial adoption by one partner, and the second-parent adoption by the other.2) It might seem like a small distinction, but when the adoption(s) is/are complete, both partners will be legal parents.
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