We help with all types of adoptions including private domestic adoptions, agency assisted adoptions, adult adoptions, second parent adoptions, step-parent adoptions, disrupted adoptions, and foster care adoptions.
Laurie recognizes that every day that passes waiting for a child can be very difficult. She will guide you through every step of the adoption process and help you in every way possible with experience, compassion, and trust.
Birth parents require and deserve more than just a knowledgeable and experienced adoption attorney. Laurie provides not only legal but also emotional support and guidance to help you through the adoption process.
Found a compassionate surrogate or an egg, sperm, or embryo donor? Laurie can draft or review the donation or surrogacy agreement you need to protect your legal rights and ensure that you can establish parentage of your child.
Laurie B. Goldheim
Laurie Goldheim’s firm is dedicated exclusively to the practice of adoption law and assisted reproduction technology law. Laurie has been helping couples and individuals build their families and realize their dreams through adoption for over 23 years. Laurie has assisted over 2500 families in achieving their family formation goals over the years.
Laurie specializes in all types of adoptions including private domestic adoptions, agency assisted adoptions and finalizations, and foster care finalizations. In addition, she routinely represents people in disrupted/dissolved adoptions, adult adoptions, second parent adoptions, step-parent adoptions, filing for Registration of a Foreign Birth Order and re-adoptions of children brought into the United States on an IR-4 VISA. Laurie’s clients include birth parents, single men and women, married couples, donors, compassionate gestational carriers and intended parents.
Laurie has been a Fellow of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys since 1993 and a member of the American Academy of Assisted Reproductive Technology Attorneys since 2010. Membership in the respective organizations is by invitation only based on criteria for excellence in the practice of adoption law and assisted reproductive technology law, respectively. She served on the Board of Trustees for six years and as the President of the Academy for the 2014-2015 term. Currently, she is serving an additional year on the Board as Immediate Past President. One of her goals while President of the Academy was to give life to the Family Formation Charitable Trust, a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to assist families in their family building efforts through education and financial grants.