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Establishing Parentage

Establishing Parentage

Preparing to have a child through third-party reproduction or adoption is a joyous occasion, but it can also be full of questions and worry. For intended and adoptive parents, one of the most urgent questions is: How will I become the legal parent of my child?

Bouneff, Chally & Koh helps parents in all kinds of situations establish legal parentage of their children. We work with single parents and couples, LGBT and straight parents, and people having children through surrogacy or adoption. We help you determine the best time and method for establishing parentage based on your particular circumstances, including pre-birth paternity proceedings, pre- or bost-birth parentage proceedings based on declaratory judgment, adoption, or some combination of methods. Whatever the legal path, we guide you through the process from start to finish.

For you, there is no question that your child is yours. We help you ensure that there is no legal question either.


Who will be helping you: John Chally has been practicing adoption law for over 35 years and is one of the leading adoption law litigators in Oregon. Tabitha Koh has worked on establishing parentage cases with Bouneff, Chally & Koh since 2009. As a lesbian woman with a wife and new baby, she provides compassionate and understanding legal care for families of all kinds.