Dedicated Exclusively to the Practice of Adoption and ART Law

We’ve been helping couples & individuals realize their dreams and build their families for over 25 years and counting

Whether you’re a birth parent seeking a loving home for your child, a prospective adoptive parent, a compassionate surrogate, or an intended parent, the three most important qualities you need in your family building attorney are experience, compassion, and trust.

Join the more than 4,000 New York and New Jersey families who have worked with the Law Offices of Laurie B. Goldheim to achieve their family formation goals. We are dedicated to the highest standard of legal practice in the fields of adoption and reproductive law.

Adoptive Parents

We recognize that every passing day waiting for a child can be difficult. We will guide you through each step of the adoption process and help you in every way possible with experience, compassion, and trust.

Birth Parents

Birth parents require and deserve more than just a knowledgeable and experienced adoption attorney. We provide not only legal but also emotional support and guidance to help you through the adoption process.

Assisted Reproductive Technology

Found a compassionate surrogate or an egg, sperm, or embryo donor? We can draft or review the donation or surrogacy agreement that protects your legal rights and ensures legal parentage is established for your child.

Building a Family Through Adoption is Extraordinary

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.

Ready to build your family through compassionate surrogacy, egg or sperm donation?

Start by learning more about your options. We provide legal services for intended parents, donors and gestational surrogates relating to gamete donation and compassionate surrogacy.

Ready to build your family through compassionate surrogacy, egg or sperm donation?

Start by learning more about your options. We provide legal services for intended parents, donors and gestational surrogates relating to gamete donation and compassionate surrogacy.

Dedicated to Ethical Adoption and Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) Law

Building a family can take many paths. We provide the legal expertise and compassionate guidance people need to successfully build modern-day families.

A Commitment to Family Building

As an adoption and reproductive law firm, we specialize in all types of family building and represent people in many situations that arise in adoption and assisted reproduction. Our practice specializes in private domestic adoptions, agency assisted adoptions and finalizations, foster care finalizations, adult adoptions, second parent adoptions, step-parent adoptions, disrupted/dissolved adoptions, registration of a foreign birth order, re-adoptions of international adoptees brought into the United States, sperm donor agreements, egg donor agreements, and compassionate surrogacy.

Our clients include expectant parents, couples, single men and women, donors and intended parents. We serve the adoption and reproductive community regardless of race, color, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin, marital status, political belief or physical handicap.

Years Building Families

Happy Families

Years Building Families

Happy Families

Laurie B. Goldheim, Esq.

Laurie is dedicated to the highest standard of practice in the field of adoption law. She provides not only legal but also emotional support and guidance to all of of her clients, helping them through the adoption process.

Laurie is nationally recognized for her expertise in adoption and assisted reproductive technology matters. Laurie understands, however, that her clients require and deserve more than just a knowledgeable and experienced adoption and ART attorney.

Her work as an ART and adoption attorney is much more than just a career- it is a core part of who she is as a person. As an adoptee herself, she believes that modern day family building is extraordinary. Because of her commitment and understanding of what effort it takes to build and what it means to be a part of a family, her work extends far beyond that of a typical attorney. She provides not only legal but also emotional support and guidance to all of her clients to help them through their unique family building process. She is available to her clients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. She is intimately familiar with each client and each child. Each surrogacy and adoption becomes a personal part of her life. Being an adoption and ART attorney is, to her, rewarding, meaningful, and fulfilling.