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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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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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Adoption Has Its Downs and Its Ups

By AAAA-Admin / November 8, 2021 / Comments Off on Adoption Has Its Downs and Its Ups

I recently worked with a couple seeking to adopt a child to be born to a northern Virginia mother. Coordinating with a Virginia attorney whom I knew as a colleague from the Academy of Adoption and Assisted Reproduction Attorneys, arrangements were made to provide some financial assistance as permitted by the laws of Wisconsin and […]

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Adoption Celebration – A Different Perspective

By AAAA-Admin / November 6, 2021 / Comments Off on Adoption Celebration – A Different Perspective

I had such a wonderful meeting over breakfast this morning with one of the women I advocate for through her adoption plan. She always looks so pretty, but today she arrived wearing something extra special… She shared that the beaded jewelry she wore around her waist was custom made to adorn her growing belly. She […]

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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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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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