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In re Baby Z & An Act Concerning The Best Interest Of Children In Adoption Matters



GLAD helped win second-parent adoption in Connecticut, through work in the courts and assistance to activists drafting legislation.  In April 1998, GLAD filed an amicus brief in the Connecticut Supreme Court in a case known as Baby Z, which raised the question of the availability of second-parent adoption in Connecticut.  The Supreme Court ruled that the Connecticut adoption statute could not allow such a procedure, making it necessary to look to the legislature to solve this serious problem.  Continuing our advocacy, GLAD worked with Connecticut activists on legislation to redress the problem identified in Baby Z.  The Connecticut legislature passed a second-parent adoption bill in 2000.