Adoptive Parents

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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A Full House

By AAAA-Admin / December 7, 2021 / Comments Off on A Full House

Despite having nearly one million residents, the island of Oahu, Hawaii can feel like a small town. Thus, I had heard through the “coconut wireless” that “Tom” and “Kathy” were expecting a baby as I awaited the birth of my own second child. Months later, I was heartbroken to hear that the baby had not […]

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Let it Go: How one adoptive couple accepted open adoption

By AAAA-Admin / November 30, 2021 / Comments Off on Let it Go: How one adoptive couple accepted open adoption

“The trees are about to show us how beautiful it can be to let things go.” – Unknown. This summer I began representation of a young potential adoptive couple.  They live across the country, so when the expectant mother went into labor this fall the baby was born by the time they reached the small […]

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Celebrating National Adoption Month

By AAAA-Admin / November 29, 2021 / Comments Off on Celebrating National Adoption Month

Adoption stirs up many images in people’s minds, such as the old-fashioned orphanage where children were placed and prospective adoptive parents came to visit and “choose” their child.  That scene was most recently depicted in the movie “Stuart Little”.  That is not the case here in the US, as orphanages have been replaced by foster […]

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Offsetting The Cost of Adoption

By AAAA-Admin / November 24, 2021 / Comments Off on Offsetting The Cost of Adoption

As we celebrate National Adoption Month, here is an article written by Sally Wildman, one of our AAAA Attorneys who previously practiced adoption law in Illinois before retiring this year. The article provides some helpful tips on how to allay some of the costs of adopting. Read the full article HERE. — The attached article […]

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From Empty Nester to New Parent

By AAAA-Admin / November 22, 2021 / Comments Off on From Empty Nester to New Parent

J and P were long time foster parents. They were about to be empty nesters as their youngest child had just gone to college when they agreed to be a respite short term foster placement for a child who needed temporary care. Little did they know that this decision would change their lives forever. I […]

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