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Child Support Action Against Birth Mother

I have been handling adoptions for over 30 years. I recently received a phone call from a woman who was thinking about adoption five years ago. We met with her and made the arrangements for the adoption. When the baby was born, her mother stepped in and said that she would raise the baby. At […] Keep Reading

If the glove doesn't fit, you must . . .

Call another attorney?!? Everyone can finish that famous phrase uttered by Johnnie Cochran during the OJ Simpson trial. Cochran was able to “sell” that phrase to the jury because he is a trial lawyer. Trial law is what he does. He does it over and over and has had great success. OJ was lucky to […] Keep Reading

It is too bad that as an adoption professional, I cannot be persuasive . . .

I just met with a woman who is twenty years old, has three children, a 10th grade education, no job, and is living with her sister, who wants her to move out. Her three children are ages four, two, and seven months. She is considering an adoption plan for the seven month old. She had […] Keep Reading

What are my other children going to think if I place my baby for adoption?

  Recently I received the following email from an expectant mother: “I am 4 months pregnant and was thinking about adoption. The problem is I have a 7 yr old and he is very excited he is going to be a big brother. So how do I know if adoption is right when it affects […] Keep Reading

Adoption Tax Credits

Congress passed the adoption tax credit as part of the George W. Bush tax cuts. The adoption tax credit was extended to December 31, 2011, and then extended again to December 31, 2012. It is due to expire on December 31, 2012, unless it is again extended by Congress. The two leading adoption organizations in […] Keep Reading

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