Open Adoption

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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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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Adoption Reunions – Thoughts from an Adoption Attorney

By AAAA-Admin / November 5, 2021 / Comments Off on Adoption Reunions – Thoughts from an Adoption Attorney

At the office one morning after just completing an adoption final hearing I received a call from an unexpected voice. It was from an adoptee whose adoption we handled more than 23 years ago. That “child” was now a hopeful adult, looking to connect with his birth mother. I recalled (to myself) meeting his birth […]

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A Month-long Celebration of Adoption

By AAAA-Admin / November 2, 2021 / Comments Off on A Month-long Celebration of Adoption

Continuing our month-long celebration of National Adoption Month, here is our second inspiring story. Four years ago my husband and I decided that we wanted to adopt. When we were researching adoption, we came across an adoption agency that specializes in special needs adoptions. We both have had quite a bit of experience with people […]

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Explicación de los acuerdos de contacto posteriores a la adopción

Por AAAA-Admin / 27 de junio de 2019 / Comments Off on Explicación de los acuerdos de contacto posteriores a la adopción

Un Acuerdo de Contacto Posterior a la Adopción (PACA) es un acuerdo que los padres biológicos firman junto con la renuncia a la adopción. También lo firman los padres adoptivos. Permite ciertos contactos específicos entre los padres biológicos y la familia adoptiva. Algunos estados permiten estos acuerdos y los hacen cumplir, otros estados no. Los compañeros [...]

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