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About this Program

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.

 

Agenda:
I. Introduction
II. Home Study
III. Agency v. Non-Agency Adoptions
IV. Special Types of Adoptions
V. Comparative Costs
VI. Agreements and Ongoing Contracts

 

Program Director: Sigalle Barness

Reviews

Holly
Stafford, VA

Very good

Caitlin
Washington , DC

A very interesting & in-depth presentation on an area of the law, I had not been exposed to before. Thanks!

Colleen
Yorktown, VA

Very informative and helpful!

Jon
Glen Allen, VA

Ms Quinn was great

Karen
South Riding, VA

Colleen Quinn very impressive. Knows her material.

Daniel
Fairfax, VA

good foundation.

Deborah
Springfield, VA

Excellent presentation

Bethany
Norfolk, VA

Very informative!

Karen
Falls Church, VA

Great program!

William
Chatham, VA

Excellent. Covered a lot of ground very efficiently.

Carissa
Arlington, VA

It is a very good introduction to adoption law, and very clear and easy to follow.

Catherine
Arlington, VA

Nicely-delivered, very informative.

Jaime
Chesapeake, VA

This course was excellent. It was both interesting and informative.

Gaston
Raleigh,

Mostly highly recommended. G

Jack
Maitland, FL

Excellent presenter.

Mark
New York, NY

Very informative and a great teacher

Barry
Springfield, VA

One of the very best CLEs I have ever seen.

David
Vienna, VA

The topic was interesting. The speaker being an expert herself made the topic interesting.

William
Washington, DC

Well done, good presenter, excellent grasp of the materials.

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.

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.

Anne
Blacksburg, VA

Great Seminar!

Mark
Chesterfield, VA

Great presentation

Cynthia
Elizabethtown, KY

This was the single best CLE I have taken. She was informative, stayed on topic, and managed to get a lot of extremely relevant information into a short time. Kept my attention the whole time. I will recommend this to other family law attorneys.

Eric
Fishersville, VA

Excellent program

Perry
Martinsville, VA

very well done.

Catherine
Richmond, VA

very clear and perfect update/refresher course.

Scott
Sugar Grove, WV

Very good... I wish there had been a bit more discussion of the relevant code sections, but i think I can look them up from thehandout.

Michael
Virginia Beach, VA

Incredible command of the area, great tips, and great overview of an intensely unique and riveting area of law. I am looking forward into putting the tips into practice

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Production Date

May 24, 2012

Practice Areas

Credits

Virginia
1.5 General