Adoption Professionals

When It All Comes Together

By AAAA-Admin / November 7, 2021 / Comments Off on When It All Comes Together

Tyrone is in hospitality and his husband Howard is an educator. Like many gay male couples, they first met in the gym. But unlike lots of their friends, they both knew they wanted to be parents. The pandemic got them focused on moving forward toward fatherhood and they reached out to me for a match. […]

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Welcome to National Adoption Month!

By AAAA-Admin / November 1, 2021 / Comments Off on Welcome to National Adoption Month!

Welcome to National Adoption Month! For the entire month of November, the Academy of Adoption and Assisted Reproduction Attorneys (AAAA) is going to fill your social media feeds with positive stories of adoption. To kick things off, here are a few of mine. I did my first adoption for AG several years ago. She contacted […]

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COVID-19 and The US State Department Closure of Passport Agencies

By AAAA-Admin / March 26, 2020 / Comments Off on COVID-19 and The US State Department Closure of Passport Agencies

The shut down of regional passport issuing offices, and the directives to only issue passports in life or death situations, is creating very concerning delays for parents coming to the US and hoping to return home with their newborns as soon as possible. AAAA sent the attached letter to Secretary of State Pompeo and to […]

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Post Adoption Contact Agreements Explained

By AAAA-Admin / June 27, 2019 / Comments Off on Post Adoption Contact Agreements Explained

A Post Adoption Contact Agreement (PACA) is an agreement the birth parents sign along with the adoption relinquishment.  It is also signed by the adoptive parents.  It allows for certain, specified contacts between the birth parent(s) and the adoptive family. Some states allow for these agreements and will enforce them, other states do not.  Fellows […]

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AAAA Announces Decision of the US District Court Fifth Circuit Declaring Indian Child Welfare Act Unconstitutional

By AAAA-Admin / October 10, 2018 / Comments Off on AAAA Announces Decision of the US District Court Fifth Circuit Declaring Indian Child Welfare Act Unconstitutional

On October 4, 2018, in the case of BRACKEEN v. ZINKE, in the Northern District of Texas, Civil Action No. 4:17-cv-00868-O, a federal judge struck down the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA). The case was brought by the states of Texas, Indiana, Louisiana, and individual plaintiffs, including adoptive parent clients of two attorney members of the Academy of […]

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AAAA Launches New Resources for Family Building

By AAAA / April 25, 2018 / Comments Off on AAAA Launches New Resources for Family Building

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 […]

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