McDermott is an adoptive parent and an adoption attorney who has
helped over 1,000 families with their adoptions. With a practice that spans
not only the metropolitan Washington, D.C. area but also nationally, Mark
has helped to pass favorable adoption legislation in the District of Columbia,
Maryland, Michigan, and Virginia and on the national level.
Mark’s background includes being the former president of both the
American Academy of Adoption Attorneys (AAAA) and RESOLVE of the Washington
Metropolitan Area. With his extensive background in handling cases in trial
and appellate courts, Mark is comfortable representing adoptive parents
and birth parents both inside and outside the courtroom. Because Mark is
in a unique position to offer both professional and personal insights into
many aspects of adoption, he frequently speaks to adoption groups around
the country on topics as far-ranging as how to adopt or how laws of the
different jurisdictions affect adoption.
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