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Q: adopting my son completely
this is going to be long so bear with me. I was blessed with darian in my life at the age of two months, was only to have him while his bio mom was in jail for 4 mo but after getting out, my partner and i continued to take care of him, long story short, i received sole physical permanent custody of darian when he was two. since then i have gone through two lawyers which both have dropped us because of lack of money i am assuming, have also tried legal aid but they won't help either, said now after a year of limbo to get a lawyer. i can't afford a lawyer and now darian is going on 12 in april. we want him adopted -, he wants to be adopted. his bio mom has now also lost her other two children, i need to know if there is anyone in minnesota willing to try and help me get darian legally and completely adopted or are there any resources that could help thank you for your time and i hope to hear from someone
A: Response from Joyce Kauffman
I will look into this and try to get you a referral.
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Cliff Greenberg, Esq, has devoted his entire legal career to helping children and families. After graduating from the George Washington University School of Law, he joined the Legal Aid Society's Juvenile Rights Division in Manhattan as a Law Guardian, where he worked tirelessly to ensure that the city's foster children were protected and placed in loving, permanent homes.
Joyce Kauffman is a graduate of Northeastern University School of Law and was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar in December 1992. She has a Master's degree in Counseling Psychology from Lesley College (now Lesley University) and a Bachelor's degree in Child Development from the University of Massachusetts/Amherst. Attorney Kauffman is also a trained Mediator and Collaborative Lawyer; the focus of her legal practice, based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is LGBT family law and traditional family law.
At International Fertility Law Group (IFLG), Richard B. Vaughn provides legal services nationwide to clients from all over the world hoping to build their families through assisted reproduction as well. Among many other volunteer activities, Rich Chairs the A.R.T. Committee of the ABA Family Law Section. Rich has also served on the National Board of the American Fertility Association (now Path 2 Parenthood).