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Adoption Law 2020

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Adoption Law 2020

Workshop Description/Agenda

Stay Current on What's Changed in Adoption Practice in 2020

From the states allowing adoptees access to original birth certificates to case delays in international immigration due to the coronavirus, our esteemed attorney faculty will give you the run-down of the most important trends and legal developments in adoption practice this year. Don't lag behind - register today!

  • Explore new post-adoption contact and OBC access rules and issues.
  • Troubleshoot citizenship proceedings in international adoptions.
  • Stay on the cutting edge of assisted reproduction and surrogacy.
  • Gauge the limitations on grandparents' rights in adoptions.
  • Get practical guidance on handling contested adoptions.


  1. Aftereffects of COVID-19: Case Delays, Adoption Agency Problems, Visa and Consular Services
    Backups, E-Signature Use, Citizenship Proceedings, etc.
    10:00 - 10:30, Karen S. Law
  2. Key Federal Law Updates (ICWA, UCCJEA, etc.)
    10:30 - 11:30, Stanton Phillips
  3. Access to Original Birth Certificates (OBCs) and Other Post-Adoption Issues
    11:45 - 12:15, Meghan A. Bodie
  4. Adoption Costs (Federal Tax Credit, the SECURE Act Change, etc.)
    12:15 - 12:45, Stanton Phillips
  5. Parental Rights: Termination, Restoration, Abandonment
    12:45 - 1:15, Karen S. Law
  6. Foster Care and Family First Prevention Services Act
    1:45 - 2:15, Meghan A. Bodie
  7. Contested Adoptions and Attorney Liability
    2:15 - 2:45, Stanton Phillips
  8. State Case Law to Keep an Eye on
    2:45 - 3:15, Karen S. Law
  9. ART and Surrogacy Updates
    3:30 - 4:00, Karen S. Law
  10. Legal Ethics in Adoption Practice
    4:00 - 5:00, Meghan A. Bodie
    1. Conflicts of Interest
    2. Confidentiality in Adoption Cases
    3. Attorney Fees
    4. RPCs in Daily Practice: Common Risks and Pitfalls

Who Should Attend

This legal guide to adoptions is designed for attorneys. It may also benefit adoption agency employees, social workers, guardians ad litem, paralegals, and counselors who want to learn more about adoption laws and proceedings.

Additional Information

Training Provider: NBI, Inc.

Course Topics: Law Training > Family Law

Training Course Summary: Adoption Law 2020