Dear friends of adoption:
Welcome to my website, intended to tell you more about adoption, and my law practice. As an attorney, I dedicate my practice exclusively to adoption, and have done so for twenty-two years. I love my job, helping to bring birth mothers and adoptive parents together, as I believe adoption is the ultimate loving act - putting a child first. Adoption can be a complex legal act, but I strive to make it feel smooth, simple and emotionally rewarding for everyone I work with.
I'm a member of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys (only 25 attorneys are admitted in California).
I strive to educate the public in planning safe, ethical and loving adoptions and have authored some of the most popular adoption books in the United States. (The covers are below, available at internet retailers like Amazon, as well as bookstores and libraries.)
In my law practice I do ONLY adoptions. I'm very "hands on" and handle every case personally. I keep my practice small for true personal service (I don't have junior associates or paralegals that you get passed to, just a secretary who handles clerical work).
To contact me and learn more, you can call me at 951-787-8300 (I'm in Riverside, California, and work with adoptive parents throughout California, and birth mothers from around the nation - although I'd say most live in Southern California). If you are a birth mother, I have a special toll free number: 1-800-756-6757. I'm available almost twenty-four hours a day, as I understand the emergency and emotional nature of adoption. Or, you can email me by clicking here. I look forward to speaking to you!
"Educational and empowering." —Publishers Weekly
"Showers the anxious parent with information." —Booklist, American Library Association