Adoption Law 101

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Course Description

This program was recorded on November 7th, 2018

This course discusses what lawyers want and need to know about adoption in the United States for both the dabbler in family law and the full-time practitioner.



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  • Tracy Gorman
    Tracy was born in Seattle, Washington in 1963. After receiving her bachelor’s degree in nursing in 1986, Tracy was commissioned into the U.S. Army Nurse Corps. As a nurse, Tracy specialized in the area of critical care. She served five years on active duty and was honorably discharged in 1991 with the rank of Captain. While continuing to work as a registered nurse, Tracy attended law school at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. She graduated law school in 1996 and became a member of the Maryland State Bar in 1997.

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    1. You have taken your first adoption case—now what do you do?
    2. The Adoption Process and avoiding catastrophes the lawyer’s role in due diligence, notice, due process, putative father registry, termination of parental rights
    3. What actually happens at the adoption hearing: how to present and examine witnesses
    4. Special circumstances; Stepparent adoptions; gay adoptions; interstate adoptions, the ICWA

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