Foster Care

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  That is not the case here in the US, as orphanages have been replaced by foster […]

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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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A Visual Reminder

By AAAA-Admin / November 11, 2021 / Comments Off on A Visual Reminder

We used to keep a post-it-note on our office fridge where we kept a running number of foster care children who were adopted with the help of our office. One day our court runner asked us about the meaning of the post-it-note. Later, he surprised us with this beautiful homemade sign. It now has a […]

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Home Sweet Home At Any Age

By AAAA-Admin / November 9, 2021 / Comments Off on Home Sweet Home At Any Age

As an adoption professional for nearly 30 years, I have had the privilege of representing clients in over 2,500 adoptions. While the majority of those have been newborn adoptions, the ones that have really grabbed my heart are the adoptions older children and adults. My oldest adoptee was almost 60. There is no age limit […]

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One Of My Best Adoption Experiences

By AAAA-Admin / November 4, 2021 / Comments Off on One Of My Best Adoption Experiences

A lot of people focus on adoption as involving infants or small children, but one of my most rewarding experiences was working with clients who adopted three young men who had aged out of foster care, never having had found their “forever families.” My clients were a married couple who worked in the financial sector. […]

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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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