The Academy of Adoption & Assisted Reproduction Attorneys (AAAA) announced today that it launched a refreshed brand identity including new, single online presence during its 2018 Annual Conference, “Forging New Directions in Family Formation”, held in Kansas City, Missouri. This is a significant next step in the Academy of Adoption & Assisted Reproduction Attorneys’ evolution and the unification of two organizations, The American Academy of Adoption Attorneys (AAAA) and The American Academy of Assisted Reproductive Technology Attorneys (AAARTA). The new name represents one Academy of attorneys guiding, advocating, and protecting all parties in adoption and assisted reproduction matters.
Retaining the acronym “AAAA”, the Academy of Adoption & Assisted Reproduction Attorneys provides a credentialed presence in the law of family formation and is the largest professional organization of its type dedicated to advancing the security of children through permanent adoption, the protection of children through safe and secure foster care with appropriate permanency planning, and the recognition of intended parents as legal parents for those using modern medical technology to build families through assisted reproductive technology.
AAAA includes 470 attorneys, law professors and judges who are recognized as Fellows and practice adoption law, assisted reproductive technology (ART) law or both. Located around the globe – including the United States, Canada, Australia, Argentina, Israel and the United Kingdom – Fellows of AAAA are considered legal thought leaders and are a highly-vetted, experienced group. AAAA Fellows use best legal practices and have helped thousands of clients through their family building journey. Admission to AAAA is a selective process that requires no less than five years of legal practice, at least 50 adoption or assisted reproductive technology proceedings, a referral for admission by a current AAAA member, and rigorous review for high ethical standards and competency by the board of directors.
Embarking on this latest chapter, AAAA created a new logo and a single domain and website adoptionART.org to reflect and support its mission throughout the United States and abroad. In addition to offering an easy-to-use and comprehensive Find an Attorney Directory, the website will feature expanded content designed to help guide families, donors, surrogates, birth and adoptive parents in adoption and assisted reproduction law while serving as a resource for Adoption, ART and partnering professionals.
“When unifying under one organization, our continued goal was to ensure the protection and security of children through equality in adoption, foster care, and assisted reproductive technology while providing guidance and access to both adoption and assisted reproductive legal resources,” said Eric Stovall, Esq., President of AAAA. “Now with our new, just launched identity and single online presence via adoptionART.org, we are able to provide an even more user-friendly and accessible experience to streamline the family building process so all options are available to families from the start.”
About the Academy of Adoption and Assisted Reproduction Attorneys (AAAA)
The Academy of Adoption and Assisted Reproduction Attorneys is a credentialed, non-profit organization dedicated to the competent and ethical practice of adoption and assisted reproduction law. It advocates for laws and policies to protect the best interests of children, the legal status of families formed through adoption and assisted reproduction, and the rights of all interested parties. It is represented by 470 attorneys or “Fellows” from the United States, Canada, Australia, Argentina, Israel and the United Kingdom who specialize in adoption law, assisted reproductive technology law (ART) or both. AAAA is headquartered in Greenwood, Indiana. For more information, visit us at adoptionART.org