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AAAA Issues Joint Statement with Center for Adoption Policy and National Council for Adoption

By AAAA-Admin / February 24, 2023 / Comments Off on AAAA Issues Joint Statement with Center for Adoption Policy and National Council for Adoption

Today, in a joint statement with the Center for Adoption Policy and the National Council for Adoption, AAAA condemned the Russian kidnapping and forced relocation of Ukrainian children and called upon the US government to continue its efforts to protect these vulnerable individuals. The full text of the Joint Statement is below. A Call to […]

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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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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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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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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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