New York City Adoption Laws

Does anyone have experience with how second parent adoption works, particularly regarding whether rights are recognized state by state? New York has a law going into effect in February that will allow the non-birth parent to become the child's legal parent from the moment the baby is born. My partner and I are not sure if she will need to adopt the baby formally so that, beyond this New York law, her rights as a parent are recognized outside of this state. If anyone has information on this or resources to point us to, that would be much appreciated! We are due in May :)



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