Adoption Attorneys

AAAA Attorneys Support Congressional Action on Ukrainian Adoption

By AAAA-Admin / March 23, 2022 / Comments Off on AAAA Attorneys Support Congressional Action on Ukrainian Adoption

73 Members of Congress, led by the co-chairs of the bipartisan Congressional Adoption Caucus, Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Roy Blunt (R-MO), and Representatives Adam Smith (D-WA) and Robert Aderholt (R-AL), stood up today for vulnerable children waiting to be adopted who are caught up in the crisis in Ukraine due to no fault of […]

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Thankful for Adoption

By AAAA-Admin / November 25, 2021 / Comments Off on Thankful for Adoption

All month long we have been posting positive or inspirational adoption stories provided by our AAAA attorneys. As the Executive Director of the Academy of Adoption and Assisted Reproduction Attorneys, I do not have the privilege of dealing day-to-day with biological parents or prospective adoptive parents or even handling any part of an adoption at […]

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This Is Our Family!

By AAAA-Admin / November 18, 2021 / Comments Off on This Is Our Family!

Sarah was sixteen and pregnant.  West Virginia was home, but she’d moved to Washington to live with her grandparents after learning she was pregnant. The baby’s father, Jacob, was several years older and still living in West Virginia.  Sarah had chosen adoptive parents for her baby: Lisa was a family doctor, Adam was a nonprofit […]

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A Memorable Adoption Story

By AAAA-Admin / November 16, 2021 / Comments Off on A Memorable Adoption Story

A very memorable adoption story I will always remember fondly was one involving a sweet little boy.  A single woman who took care of her elderly mother was trying to adopt two young brothers who were distantly related to her.  One had been in the custody of the county and the other, a boy of […]

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The Older Waiting Child

By AAAA-Admin / November 15, 2021 / Comments Off on The Older Waiting Child

How would you define “family?” People who are related by blood or marriage is the typical first definition. But we all know that being biologically related may never lead to being in a true family relationship. How many distant relatives can you imagine currently having whom you have never met? How many of us have […]

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Adoption Finalizations – From the Waist Up

By AAAA-Admin / November 12, 2021 / Comments Off on Adoption Finalizations – From the Waist Up

I have many incredible stories to share after working in the adoption arena for over 30+ years but until I actually write the book that I keep threatening to write, I will turn to one of my recent favorites. As challenging as the pandemic has been, there really have been some silver linings. Recently one […]

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