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Virginia Frank is an adoption attorney accredited since 1991 with the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys. Ms. Frank is a leader in the field of private adoption and has completed over 4,000 adoptions in her career. Ms. Frank has a law degree from Oklahoma City University and a BA in both Political Science and Communications from the University of Oklahoma.
Kathy Ann Brodsky, LCSW is a New York and New Jersey licensed social worker, adoptive mom and advocate for ethical adoption practice. She has prepared thousands of adoption homestudies, counseled adoptive parents and parents-to-be, and has trained professionals to work with adoptive families. She was Director of the Ametz Adoption Program of JCCA (March 1992 to March 2015), Head Writer for Adoption.net and a member of the Advisory Board for POV’s Adoption Series. She is currently a member of the Adoption Advisory Board of Path2Parenthood and active in the Adoptive Parents Committee in New York (including being the 2016 Conference Keynote). She was named an “Angel in Adoption” by the Congressional Coalition on Adoption in 2001. Her ADOPTION MAVEN BLOG is devoted to adoptive parenting. She lives in New York City where she has a private practice specializing in adoption and adoptive parenting.
Once the agreements and fees have been returned to Adoption Choices of New York, you will receive a full set of additional forms and required document list.
Because you may want to start collecting documents, the following documents list is provided:
You will be provided with additional forms, based on the services you are requesting and type of adoption you are doing.
Click each step below to read more:
1. Decision on private/independent or agency adoption
2. Adoption Homestudy
3. New York Court Certification (Recommended)
5. Relationship of Expectant and Prospective Adoptive Parent
6. Birth and Placement
7. Interstate Placement on the Placement of Children (ICPC)
8. Post Placement Supervision
10. Lifecycle – Parenting