Forward Equality Supports LB 380!!
Forward Equality supports State Senator Sara Howard’s bill LB 380! This bill will provide for adoption by two adults jointly and second parent adoption. This is a great step forward to bring fairness and equality to the State of Nebraska. This bill will protect children and allow families the protection of the law that they need.
Second parent adoption has many benefits to children. Those benefits include but are not limited to: psychological and social, stability, legal security regarding custody and visitation, social security, life insurance, right to sue for wrongful death of a parent, right to inherit, and eligibility for coverage under both parents’ health insurance policies.
Right now in Nebraska, there are many children in unmarried families where there are two parents but only one has legal parental rights and responsibilities over the children because second parent adoption is not legal. This is harmful to those children. These non-adoptive co-parents lack legal security. Therefore, if the biological parent dies, the children can be removed from their home and families, and then cosigned to strangers, losing both parents, and possibly siblings and other relatives, at a time when the child most needs stability. In addition, the non-adoptive co-parent lacks the legal ability to make emergency medical decisions for his or her child.
Forward Equality believes it is vital that the State Senator’s who are co-sponsors to LB 380 hear from the people and hear that the people are grateful for their support of LB 380 and encourage them to continue to support LB 380. Therefore, Forward Equality is providing the State Senator’s contact info here and a guideline for what to say to the State Senators.
“Dear State Senator [Senator's Name],
I would like to thank you for cosponsoring LB 380.
This is a great step forward to bring fairness and equality to the State of Nebraska. This bill will protect children and allow families the protection of the law that they need. If this bill is to pass, unmarried families will have the same legal security regarding custody and visitation as married couples and families will finally be eligible for coverage under both legal parents’ health insurance policies.
(Here you can make it personal if you wish)
Senator [Senator's Last Name] thank you very much for cosponsoring this bill and I hope that with your support and with other Senators we can ensure passage of this bill.
Thank you very much,
Senator Sara Howard Phone: (402) 471-2723 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Senator Brad Ashford Phone: (402) 471-2622 Email: email@example.com
Senator Bill Avery Phone: (402) 471-2633 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Senator Danielle Conrad Phone: (402) 471-2720 Email: email@example.com
Senator Ken Haar Phone: (402) 471-2673 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Senator Amanda McGill Phone: (402) 471-2610 Email: email@example.com
Senator Jeremy Nordquist Phone: (402) 471-2721 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted on January 23, 2013, in Press Release, Second Parent Adoption, Statements, Uncategorized and tagged adoption, Sara Howard, second parent adoption, State of Nebraska. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.