One out of three marriages in the United States are likely to include blended families, as in In Re C.J.C. Are legislatures being short-sighted or are they being puritanical? The best interests of children remain of primary concern. In an era where it takes a village to raise a child, should Congress and State legislators take further action to assure that psychological parents also have legal rights?
Reiter, E.M. & Pollack, D. (2022, January 5), State courts are refining the concept of ‘psychological parent’, Texas Lawyer,https://www.law.com/texaslawyer/2022/01/05/state-courts-are-refining-the-concept-of-psychological-parent/ .
*This is constructed from limited available data and may be imprecise.