Family ties can be made through various legal methods, so every step is crucial when it comes to adoption. In this comprehensive program, discover what every successful attorney needs to know for their next adoption case. Learn about the ins and outs of parental consent, placement criteria, and other adoption alternatives. Get started and register today!
Learn about the most important steps of the adoption process.
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Stanton Phillips limits his practice to adoption law and assisted reproduction in Virginia and DC. Practicing under the name Adoption Legal Services, he has successfully completed more than 3,500 adoption cases during the past 38 years. Mr. Phillips represents adoptive parents, birth parents and adoption agencies, or acts as Guardian Ad Litem for the adoptee. He handles private, agency, interstate, intrastate, special needs and international adoptions and has represented numerous adoption agencies on adoption matters. Mr. Phillips is a frequent lecturer and a media resource on adoption law. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys, where he has served as a trustee and officer. Mr. Phillips has written a chapter entitled "Adoption Law, Procedure and Practice," in Family Law and Practice and was a contributing writer to Adoption Law and Practice and a dozen other books and legal manuals. He participated in drafting and working with the Virginia Legislature on creating the 1995, 2006 and 2007 major revisions to Virginia's adoption statutes and has provided input for various statutes since then. Mr. Phillips also has served as chair for the Advisory Council for the Congressional Coalition for Adoption Institute and as chair for the D.C. Superior Court Adoption Committee. He is a past recipient of the U.S. Congress Angels in Adoption award. In four of his cases, the children’s adoptions were finalized in the White House with the President and First Lady for Adoption Day. Mr. Phillips earned his B.A. degree from the American University and his J.D. degree from George Mason University School of Law.
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