I’d like visitation with my gay ex-partner’s biological child. Is this possible?

As discussed previously, attitudes toward homosexuality are changing throughout the country. Gay partners who are not biologically related to the children will most likely find themselves out in the cold when it comes to visitation rights. A few states have granted visitation to gay partners where the partner has demonstrated a parent-child relationship.

Gay partners can prepare for the eventuality of separation and visitation by preparing a co-parenting agreement, spelling out the rights and obligations of each partner. Some partners have performed a "second parent adoption," which makes both partners legal parents.