Virtual: Learn It, Do It Yourself! Domestic & Second-Parent Adoption | 3-5PM

01/16/2021 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM PT



This workshop is meeting virtually during shelter-in-place, as part of our Coronavirus curtailment response.
Please register in advance to receive phone and video conference access information.

Do you have questions about the new adoption procedures, or about the differences between confirmatory, step-parent and second-parent adoption? At this pro-tip- packed session, Emily Doskow, an attorney with decades of experience working with LGBTQ families and numerous Nolo Press books under her belt will describe current adoption rules and procedures, answer your questions, and then help you with adoption paperwork – step-by-step, page-by-page. We will be providing the current adoption paperwork to families that register early.

Note: Emily Doskow's presentation will be recorded, and all participant identities will be edited out of the frame post-production. 




Saturday, January 16, 2021  •  3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Taking place virtually via secure Zoom phone and video conference.

Register using the link above, and we'll contact you with the secure telehealth conference call phone number and video link URL. To be sure to allow us enough time to get back to you with the contact information and provide you with the paperwork we will be covering, please register as early as possible. Our Zoom video and audio conferencing are HIPAA-compliant and preserve the security and confidentiality of all our participants to the highest standards possible. [Further information about Zoom meeting HIPAA compliance here.]

Please contact our East Bay Family Programs Coordinator, Drew Lakhardt, at with any questions.

We are committed to ensuring our programs are accessible to all families. When you're registering, please let us know of any accommodations that would help your family participate to the fullest (e.g. ASL interpreter, translated materials, childcare providers experienced with kids with disabilities, large print materials, gluten-free food options, etc.). If registering within 48 hours of the event, please call 415-981-1960 to ensure our receipt of your request. This event – including refreshments and childcare, as applicable – is offered free for all attendees. As you are able, please help us continue offering these resources to all who need them, by making a financial donation to OFC.