It’s tempting for adoption attorneys to romanticize our work. After all, we get to come alongside adoptive parents and children as they legally become the family they already are in love and practice.
But we also must acknowledge that every adoption, no matter how wonderful, is rooted in loss. And this is why we equally emphasize support, education, and advocacy for birth parents and “first families.”
Whether you’re a family that wishes to offer sanctuary to an at-risk child, or a first family who needs support, time, and tools to help your family thrive, know that we can help point you towards helpful resources.
It is our privilege to represent adoptive families, expectant parents, and birth parents. But know this-our work is not motivated solely by an adoption decree.