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An expert in assisted reproductive technology law will help ensure that your family building matter proceeds smoothly. Our Online Adoption and ART Academy Member Directory lists the current fellows of the American Academy of Assisted Reproductive Technology Attorneys in each State.
If you are interested in learning about building your family through adoption, please visit us at the clicking here gets you to the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys Website.
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Click here for our application to AAARTA. We look forward to seeing you join AAARTA.
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Deputy Director, Margaret Swain's Report on the State of ART
AAARTA Advocacy Report by Margaret Swain, AAARTA Deputy Director - Advocacy Report - AAARTA
AAARTA applauds Maine's new ART law.
The American Academy of Adoption Attorneys and the American Academy of Assisted Reproductive Technology Attorneys applaud the Maine Legislature for its passage of An Act to Update Maine’s Family Law. Click to read more details. Maine Press Release.
Academy Praises Supreme Court Opinion for being child friendly.
The American Academy of Adoption Attorneys and the American Academy of Assisted Reproductive Technology Attorneys are gratified by the child friendly opinion embracing marriage equality, issued this morning by the United States Supreme Court. To read full press release click .Supreme Court Decision Press Release.
Events in 2016
FROM HELPING TO HEALING: Tomorrow’s Children in Today’s World of Adoption and Family Formation
From Helping to Healing is a jointly sponsored conference by the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys (AAAA), the American Academy of Assisted Reproductive Technology Attorneys (AAARTA) and the National Council for Adoption (NCFA) to be held at the JW Marriott in New Orleans from September 22-24. The conference entails a child-centered focus and will explore best practices related to domestic infant adoption, foster care adoption, intercountry adoption, current issues in ARTS, and multiple issues focused on the overlap between children of adoption and assisted reproductive technology.
The joint conference is designed to bring together attorneys, social workers, adoption agencies, surrogacy programs, government workers, and other helping professionals in adoption academia, child welfare, health care, ART, and anyone with a passion for ensuring bright futures for children and families touched by adoption and ART.
All the information is on the website at www.fromhelpingtohealing.org including: the registration form (with discounted rate through May 30, 2016; code is H2HAttorney), hotel registration information, sponsor/exhibitor rates, and the schedule of educational and social events.
Navigating Openness in Adoption and ART Cases Over A Lifetime
On March 1, 2016, Dr. Joyce Maguire Pavao, and Fellows Susan L. Stockham and Maria T. Bates will present “Navigating Openness in Adoption and ART Cases Over A Lifetime – what you don’t know can hurt you, your clients and their children!” The 90 minute webinar will begin at 12:00 EST. Whether your families intend a closed, semi-open or open family formation arrangement, this is a must attend training! You will have 30 plus years of adoption and ART experience plugged into 90 minutes and walk away with practice materials and tools that you can implement immediately. This training will also address how to help your clients navigate when contact is initiated by surprise at different stages of the child’s life, through social media, donor registries, open records, etc. To register click OPEN ADOPTION.
Avoiding Adoption Agency Liability
The Academy’s “Avoiding Adoption Agency Liability" webinar was a huge success. Virginia Frank and Jeanne Tate, Fellows of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys, who represent multiple adoption agencies, and Phillip Hawley, the president of Hawley and Associates, an insurance company specializing in coverage for adoption, child welfare and other agencies provided an informative program that can be purchased on our Webinar Page.
2016 Educational Opportunities
Save the Date for Joint AAAA-NCFA Conference in New Orleans September 22 - September 24.
Section of Family Law 2016 Spring Conference in Bermuda, May 11-14, 2016. ABA Conference Link
Webinars for Purchase
The Academy makes it's webinars on Adoption and ART law available for purchase. To see the webinars available click: Webinars on ART and Adoption.