Committed to Promoting Reform and Sharing Information

The American Academy of Adoption Attorneys is a national association of approximately 340 attorneys who practice, or have otherwise distinguished themselves, in the field of adoption law. The Academy's work includes promoting the reform of adoption laws and disseminating information on ethical adoption practices.

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Distinguished Adoption Attorneys

Academy Fellows must be licensed for at least five years and have acted as lead counsel in at least 50 adoption proceedings, including 10 interstate (ICPC) placements in the two years prior to being invited to join the Academy.  They must maintain their practice according to the highest standards of ethics, competence and professionalism.

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Adoption Attorneys Provide Legal Advice and Protections

Adoption laws across the United States are statutory and they must be followed to the letter in order for a successful adoption to occur. An attorney is your best advocate to ensure a successful adoption by examining the laws involved and providing you with an successful adoption plan.

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Find an Attorney

Working with an expert in adoption law will help ensure that your adoption proceeds smoothly. The Academy Directory is a listing of the current fellows of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys in each State.  Get Started


You may also want to learn about building your family through the use of Assisted Reproductive Technology.  For more information about this option please visit us at the American Academy of Assisted Reproductive Technology Attorneys (AAARTA) website by clicking here

Agency Directory

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Formerly available only to AAAA members, the Agency Directory provides you with information about adoption agencies that have an affiliation either directly or indirectly with one or more current AAAA members.

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News & Events

Annual Conference - New Orleans

Sponsors and Exhibitors 

Welcome Letter, click here

Exhibitor Packet, click here

Required Policy Compliance Statement, click here

Online Registration and Payment, click here

Mid-Year Conference - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

 AAAA/AAARTA "Creating Your Child's Story" Family Building Expo and AAAA Mid-year Fall Conference, "Adoption: Changing the Story for Children", information Click  HERE . The conference will be in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at the Four Seasons Hotel, for reservations, click here

Accuracy for Adoptees Act. 

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