Adoption Law Fundamentals (Self-Study)


The practice of adoption law is both rewarding but highly tricky. Helping families to adopt is a very positive experience – but ensuring that the adoption goes smoothly and is done 100% properly so as not to ever be subject to challenge is absolutely critical. The “Baby Veronica” case decided by the United States Supreme Court is a prime example of how an adoption that goes wrong can result in enormous heartbreak as well as huge attorney fees and costs. This program is a basic course or primer on the legalities of adoption law but also includes some “war stories” on what can go wrong and how to plan in advance to troubleshoot. The program provides a general overview of adoption law using some Virginia based examples and also includes an overview of the applicable federal statutes.

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