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New Hampshire says unmarried man can adopt woman

 


CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Supreme Court on Tuesday expanded the circumstances under which someone over age 18 can be adopted while still maintaining a legal relationship with a biological parent.

The case involved an unmarried man seeking to adopt a woman. A lower court ruled against him, saying it would only approve the adoption if the woman terminated her legal relationship with her mother and the man adopted her "as a single parent who will be the only parent after adoption."

While such a surrender of parental rights is required when a child is adopted in order to foster a...



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