The We Care Coalition is made up of families and organizations in support of the Connecticut Parentage Act

The Connecticut Parentage Act went into effect on January 1, 2022!

In May 2021, Governor Lamont signed the Connecticut Parentage Act into law, ensuring that all children and families are recognized and protected under state parentage law.

Get the information you need before the law goes into effect.


What is the Connecticut Parentage Act?

The Connecticut Parentage Act (CPA) updates state law to ensure equal access to legal parentage for all children, including those with unmarried, same-gender, or nonbiological parents. The new law clarifies who can be a parent and ensures each child has a clear path to secure their legal parentage.

These critical reforms recognize the diversity of families in Connecticut and ensure that all children can have their legal parentage established, regardless of the circumstances of their birth.

Find out how the new law could impact your family.

Why the CPA matters: Families share their stories. Images of three families

“[After Ashley gives birth] there will have to be a period in which Adriana’s parentage is legally non-existent, and Ashley is particularly worried about what could happen if there are complications during labor and delivery. These fears are only compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic.”

“While [other parents] are decorating nurseries, we’re speaking with an attorney about how to ensure our child is protected in the event that something happens to me. It’s important for us to verify that Megan will be a legal parent in all ways, shapes and forms.”

“Despite being J.’s parent, Denise has no legal relationship with J. If something were to happen to Stephanie, J could be separated from Denise and from his little sister. The thought infuriates and terrifies Stephanie.”

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