Ask AF: Why Just One Adoption Attorney Won't Do

"Can prospective adoptive parents and birth family share an attorney?" A legal adoption expert explains.

Q: We have identified our birth family independently, and are having a difficult time finding an adoption attorney to handle the entire process and represent both us and the birth parents. Can you help?

A: If you have been looking for one attorney who will agree to simultaneously represent both yourselves and the birth parents, this is unethical, if not illegal. The birth parents need to be advised of their rights. Your attorney, in turn, should solely have your best interests in mind.

 



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Cofsky & Zeidman, LLC
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Sogand Zamani, Zamani & Associates
Sogand Zamani
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DC, MD
Virginia L. Frank, PC
Boulder, CO
U.S. Newborn
CO, OK
CO, OK
Jennifer Fairfax, Family Formation Law Offices
Jennifer Fairfax
Silver Spring, MD
DC, MD, VA
DC, MD, VA
Joseph, Wiernicki, & Schimming, P.C.
Rockville, MD
DC, MD, VA
MD
Adoption Legal Services of Oklahoma
Charles Watts
Oklahoma City, OK
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OK
Kirton McConkie
Lance D. RIch
Salt Lake City, UT
UT
Lisa L. Collins, Esq.
Nashville, TN
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Law Offices of Jeanne T. Tate, P.A.
Danelle D. Barksdale
Tampa, FL
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TruAdopt Law
Celeste E. Liversidge
Pasadena, CA
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Mills Meyers Swartling P.S.
Seattle, WA
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Gregory A. Franklin, Esq.
Gregory A. Franklin
Rochester, NY
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Michael S. Goldstein, Esq., LCSW
Rye Brook, NY
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Law Offices of Susan L. Stockham, P.A.
Susan L. Stockham, Esq.
Sarasota, FL
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Herrin & Leach, LLC
Nathan Leach
Indianapolis, IN
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IN
Shelley B. Ballard, PC
Chicago, IL
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IL
GoransonBain, PLLC
Dallas, TX
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Solberg & Bullock, LLC
Ellyn J. Bullock
Champaign, IL
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IL
Jenny L. Womack, P.C.
Dallas, TX
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TX
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Megan Cohen
Lafayette, CA
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CA
Stanton Phillips – Adoption Legal Services
Vienna, VA
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Lyford Law
C.J. Lyford
Lafayette Hill, PA
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Adoptions First, LLP
David Ellis
LOS ANGELES, CA
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DeSmidt Rabuse PLLC
Jody Ollyver DeSmidt
Minneapolis, MN
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Messerli Kramer
Gary A. Debele
Minneapolis, MN
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Atty. Theresa L. Roetter of Annen Roetter, LLC
Madison, WI
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Law Office of Jennifer R. Cochran-Green
Austin, TX
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McCarthy Weston, pllc
Flagstaff, AZ
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The Kern Law Firm PLLC
Jennifer K. Kern
Claremore, OK
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Horn Law Group, LLC
Margaret Moriarty
Toms River, NJ
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Grady, Hayes & Neary, LLC
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Waukesha, WI
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Adoption Law Center of Middle TN, PLLC
Jenny Hall
Nashville, TN
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King, Spry, Herman, Freund, Faul, LLC
Dorota Gasienica-Kozak, Esq.
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