What Would You Say to Your Adoption/Surrogacy Attorney If You Could?

AUTHOR: | POSTED: April 27, 2012 | COMMENTS: 2 Comments

Carolyn Savage

Next week I have the pleasure of speaking at the annual conference of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys and the American Academy of Assisted Reproductive Technology Attorneys.  I have an hour to fill (yikes) and in addition to sharing our story, I thought it may be interesting to share some tidbits of wisdom from their clients!  So, if you have worked with an adoption or surrogacy attorney, could you share with me what you’d love to tell them if you could?  Don’t hold back!  No topic is off limits! 

I can’t wait to hear your responses!

2 Comments on “ What Would You Say to Your Adoption/Surrogacy Attorney If You Could? ”

  • Bea | April 27th, 2012 11:22 pm

    That they should call/email their clients back. That when a new client calls and has been referred by a friend that they should call the client back.

    That anyone going through an adoption or surrogacy has most likely already been through hell on the grief scale, and they should get training in how to deal with someone who’s an emotional mess trying so hard to keep moving forward looking like a sane person.

    That they shouldn’t propagate the fear that a traditional surrogate will keep the child, and basically force couples into going the whole agency, medical, egg donor, ivf, lawyers, etc route, which is so insanely expensive – most of the time for people who have already exhausted their resources trying to get their own bodies to make ababy.


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  • Carolyn Savage | April 28th, 2012 9:55 am

    Bea, That’s so true. It seems from the comments I’m getting (mostly on our fb page related to this post) that some attorneys are so sensitive and empathetic to the situation of intended parents, while others are either oblivious or so jaded that they treat their clients dismissively. It’s too bad that there isn’t a small version of Angie’s List for adotion/surrogacy attorneys. Hmmm…an idea!

    Thanks for your comment. I will definitely include your sentiment.


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