Lesbian second parent adoption Native American ICWA
My wife and I are wanting to start the process of her adopting our son. We are thinking of doing the adoption ourselves without a lawyer, but I (the birth mom) am part Native American. Our son was conceived via anonymous sperm donor at a clinic, so I think we don't have to do a home visit by a social worker, and it all seems pretty strait forward. My only concern is the Indian Child Welfare Act ICWA and how this might impact our adoption. Has anyone else been in a similar situation? How did you fill out the forms that seem to only pertain to Native parents giving up the rights to their child? I'm the birth mom, and my son's only legal parent, and am not wanting to give up any of my parental rights. We're not against having a lawyer, but it's going to be very expensive. Does anyone have any advice?