|Production Date:||May 24, 2012|
|Practice Areas:||Family Law|
Please note: This course is available for Guardian ad Litem credit in Virginia ONLY.
Adoptions are a delicate and sensitive issue, even without all the legal problems that may arise. Join Attorney Colleen Quinn as she illuminates both Federal and Virginia laws surrounding the adoption process. She begins with an explanation of the home study, why it is important to pass it and also why it may be required in the adoption process. Ms. Quinn then continues to explain the difference between going to an agency for an adoption versus not using an agency and the significance of agencies with international adoptions. As Ms. Quinn explains in the presentation, even conducting a domestic adoption through an agency can be tricky as there are all kinds of issues that arise when dealing with interstate adoptions. Continuing, she also discusses the different types of adoptions and what special consent or acknowledgement may be necessary in order to finalize the adoption. Ms. Quinn also briefly goes over the cost of adoption, the possibility of adopting an American Indian child and the problems that may arise when trying to adopt a child.
II. Home Study
III. Agency v. Non-Agency Adoptions
IV. Special Types of Adoptions
V. Comparative Costs
VI. Agreements and Ongoing Contracts
Mark (Chesterfield, VA)
Hilary (Abingdon, VA)
I really enjoyed Colleen's presentation. The pace was fast and she gave out a lot of practical, as well as legal, information.
Diane (Front Royal, VA)
In my work for a health care system, we have women who give birth and adoption is their choice. This was helpful to understand the basic laws and procedures that applies.
William (Washington, DC)
Well done, good presenter, excellent grasp of the materials.
Mark (New York, NY)
Very informative and a great teacher
David (Vienna, VA)
The topic was interesting. The speaker being an expert herself made the topic interesting.
Barry (Springfield, VA)
One of the very best CLEs I have ever seen.
Jack (Maitland, FL)
Jaime (Chesapeake, VA)
This course was excellent. It was both interesting and informative.
Catherine (Arlington, VA)
Nicely-delivered, very informative.
Carissa (Arlington, VA)
It is a very good introduction to adoption law, and very clear and easy to follow.
William (Chatham, VA)
Excellent. Covered a lot of ground very efficiently.
Karen (Falls Church, VA)
Bethany (Norfolk, VA)
Daniel (Fairfax, VA)
Karen (South Riding, VA)
Colleen Quinn very impressive. Knows her material.
Jon (glen allen, VA)
Ms Quinn was great
Colleen (Yorktown, VA)
Very informative and helpful!
Holly (Stafford, VA)
Caitlin (Washington , DC)
A very interesting & in-depth presentation on an area of the law, I had not been exposed to before. Thanks!
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