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Selecting an adoption attorney or agency to assist in adopting a child, or placing your child for adoption, is one of the most important steps in your adoption. Specific advice on selecting an adoption agency or attorney is provided in our articles dedicated expressly to that subject. only accepts listings of adoption attorneys and agencies if they meet certain requirements: Adoption agencies must be licensed by their state as adoption agencies. Adoption attorneys must be a member of the distinguished American Academy of Adoption Attorneys. Please be aware that facilitators (paid intermediaries who are not licensed or trained as attorneys or agencies, but who charge fees) are not accepted at (To inquire about listing your licensed agency or adoption law practice, you may contact us at

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Bryant A. Whitmire, Jr., Attorney

215 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd., #501    Birmingham, AL 35203     Phone: (205) 324-6631

Provides complete legal services for all adoptions: private, related, contested and interstate. Will represent natural parents, adopting couples, or agencies. Over 25 years experience.



Rita A. Meiser, Attorney
7012 North 18th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85020     Phone: (602) 650-2473

Past President of AAAA. Providing a full range of legal services to adoptive parents, birth parents and adoption agencies. Emphasis on interstate adoptions. Recipient of the CCAI Angel in Adoption Award. 28 years experience.                            

Kathryn A. Pidgeon, Attorney
2575 East Camelback Road, Suite 450   Phoenix, AZ 85016    Phone: (602) 522-8700

We represent birth mothers in their adoption search as well as adoptive parents in finalizing their adoption. We  handle adoptions of foster children and grandparent, step-parent and relative adoptions.




Randall B. Hicks, Adoption Attorney
7177 Brockton Avenue #218     Riverside, CA 92506

Phone: (951-787-8300) (toll free for birthmothers: 800-756-6757)

Randy assists adoptive and birth parents from around the country in planning loving, ethical adoptions. He is the author of ADOPTING IN AMERICA. Free services to birth parents.                                    

Black Adoption Placement Center
125 Second Street     Oakland, CA 94607     Phone: (510) 839-3679

Black Adoption Placement and Research was founded in 1983 as a non-profit home-finding agency. We are licensed to serve families in 14 Northern California counties.                                           

Nightlight Christian Adoptions
4430 E. Miraloma Avenue, Suite B     Anaheim Hills, CA 92807     Phone: (714) 693-5437

Licensed as an adoption agency in California, Colorado and South Carolina, offering international adoption programs from several countries, including Bulgaria, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Taiwan, Uganda and Ukraine. Hague Accredited. Also has an embryo adoption program.



Lori L. Klockau, Attorney
(Bray and Klockau, P.L.C.)
402 S. Linn Street     Iowa City, Iowa 52240     Phone: (319) 338-7968

I represent either adoptive parents, birth parents, or agencies in a variety of adoption situations including independent adoptions, step-parent adoptions and domestication of foreign adoption.



Adoption Minnesota
111 Third Avenue South, Suite 385     Minneapolis, MN 55401     Phone: (612) 333-0489

Adoption Minnesota is a licensed adoption agency specializing in American infant adoptions. Full services provided for birth parents and adoptive parents including counseling, home studies and outreach. Out-of-state families welcome.                              



Randall B. Hicks, Adoption Attorney
7177 Brockton Avenue #218     Riverside, CA 92506
Phone: (951-787-8300) (toll free for birthmothers: 800-756-6757)

Randy is a California attorney assisting birth mothers from around the country in planning loving, ethical adoptions. He is the author of ADOPTING IN AMERICA. Free services to birth parents.                              



Deborah Steincolor, Attorney
80 Park Street     Montclair, NJ 07042     Phone: (743) 943-7500

My practice is solely devoted to adoption. I provide services to adopting families & birthparents guiding them through these life-changing experiences & the legal process with compassion.

Donald C. Cofsky, Esq.
Cofsky & Zeidman, LLC
209 Haddon Ave.     Haddonfield, NJ 08033     Phone: (856) 429-5005

Working with adoptive parents for 20 years in private, agency, international, domestic and step-parent adoptions. Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney.                                  



Laurie B. Goldheim, Attorney
Offices in New York and New Jersey     Phone: (845) 624-2727

Representing adoptive parents and birth parents in domestic adoptions for more than 10 years. Also handles re-adoptions, step-parent adoptions, domestic partner and agency finalizations.                                

Suzanne B. Nichols, Attorney

Offices in White Plains, NY and Union, NJ     Phone: (914) 697-4870

Careful attention given to assisting couples and individuals build or expand families through domestic and international adoption. Our clients located throughout the U.S. & abroad.

Michael Goldstein, Attorney
62 Bowman Avenue     Rye Brook, NY 10573     Phone: (914) 939-1111

If you are interested in making an adoption plan, our support team will provide you with the guidance and support, both emotional and legal, that you deserve. Toll free birth parent line: 1-800-58-ADOPT.               



Alternatives in Motion
A licensed, non-profit agency
2509 FM 1960 East, Suite B          Houston, TX 77073
Phone: (281) 821-6508 (or toll free 1-800-776-6508)

An innovative agency geared to the needs and concerns of young women faced with unplanned parenting. there is no fee for any confidential counseling services to maternity clients.                              


Albert G. Lirhus, Attorney
Lirhus & Keckemet LLP
1200 5th Avenue, Suite 1550     Seattle, WA 98101     Phone: (206) 728-5858

Our firm provides a wide variety of adoption services, including independent adoptions, inter-state adoptions, agency finalizations, foreign re-adoption, and step-parent adoptions. There is no charge for the initial consultation.                                  


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