California Considering Multiple Legal Parents

A new bill was introduced in the California State Assembly this summer to provide legal recognition for the fact that a child may, in practice, be raised by more than two parents.  In order to provide greater legal protection and security for children in these multiple-parent relationships, state Senator Mark Leno has introduced a bill that would allow judges to recognize a child’s additional parent, if it would be in the best interests of the child.

While some may have concerns on the redefinition of family, FamilyByDesign posits – if there is general opinion and research to support the idea that children are better off with two parents rather than one, in order to get the level of attention, care, and resources they need, would it not follow that a child with three loving, committed parents would not be even better off?

You can read more about the bill in the CA legislature in the LA Times here.

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