There are more than 100,000 children in the U.S. foster system waiting for permanent families. Many people consider adopting from foster care, but don’t know how to get started. Adoption attorneys Denise M. Bierly, Esq., and Bobbie L. Rabuck, Esq., will provide an overview of the foster adoption process and adoption subsidies, and answer your questions, including: What are the steps in the process? How much does foster adoption tend to cost? Can I adopt a baby from foster care? Can LGBT families and singles adopt from foster care? Could foster adoption be right for our family?
Adoptive Families’ Expert Webinar: U.S. Foster Adoption Process and Subsidies has been rescheduled for Wednesday, March 18, 2015, 1-2pm ET. Submit a question in advance by posting a comment on this page.
Denise M. Bierly, Esq., is a recent Past-President of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys, and has been a Fellow of the Academy since 1997. She was a member of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Joint State Government Commission, tasked with the reform of Pennsylvania adoption laws, and she remains active in both State and Federal Adoption Laws. In 2014, Bierly was designated an “Angel in Adoption.” She is a parent by both birth and adoption.
Bobbie L. Rabuck, Esq., has been practicing adoption law since 2007. She is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Children’s Rights Committee and the 2014 President of the Centre County Bar Association. Rabuck is a parent by birth; however, her extended family has been built through adoption and guardianship.
Bierly and Rabuck practice law together at Bierly & Rabuck in State College, Pennsylvania.
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Getting Started in Independent Adoption, with Janna J. Annest, J.D.
LGBT Family Building, with Victoria T. Ferrara, Esq.