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On this page you can find free legal resources for second-parent adoptions and name changes.

Before you start, there are a few things we have to tell you that sound like formalities, but they’re really important.

First, the law varies by state.  These forms are good for Massachusetts, not anywhere else.

Second, using these forms is not the same as hiring a lawyer to represent you. The forms cannot address every possible scenario or answer every question you might have, and you won’t have an expert standing literally by your side through every step of the process to answer your questions and guide you through the steps.  Attorney Cowan has provided these forms in hopes that they will be useful, but you should know that downloading and using the forms does not make Attorney Cowan your lawyer.  If you would like to hire Attorney Cowan to advise you with your adoption, name change, or any other matter, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Click to download your free packet:

Second-Parent Adoption

Name Change