About Our Law Firm

Georgia Adoption

Comprehensive Adoption and Assisted Reproductive Technologies Law Firm

Claiborne | Fox | Bradley | Goldman  believes in the power of information. Our attorneys encourage prospective clients to meet with us for a comprehensive consultation to discuss a variety of options for building their families.  Some clients are ready to move forward along a chosen path, such as adoption, foster parenting, or surrogacy.  Others have questions and need time to research all aspects of family building.

Claiborne | Fox | Bradley | Goldman  provide legal guidance in the following areas:

  • Assisted Reproductive Technologies, including surrogacy; egg, sperm, and embryo donation; and LGBT family building
  • Adoption comprising of adoptive parent representation, birth mother representation, stepparent adoption, and co-parent adoption for LGBT couples
  • Securing Families through estate planning, LGBT family agreements, and guardianship

We pride ourselves on progressively working with a diverse clientele, including non-traditional families as well as traditional ones. We are happy to represent gay and lesbian couples, single parents, and persons of all ages, races, and cultures to fulfill their dreams of building their families.


Ruth Claiborne began assisting clients who were seeking to build and secure their families more than 30 years ago.  Her landmark cases include successfully finalizing one of the first co-parent adoptions between same-sex couples in Georgia and handling the second surrogacy case in Georgia.

Ruth’s law firm has grown and changed over time, to its present configuration as a Georgia/North Carolina interstate firm with offices in Atlanta, Charlotte, and Savannah.

A subsidiary, Southern Surrogacy LLC, was created meet a need in the southeast region of the United States for surrogacy matching and case management.

Personal Attention

We are not a high-volume family law firm.  Our attorneys have in-depth and focused knowledge of assisted reproductive technologies, adoption, and specialized estate planning. We never forget that our clients are people with very real emotions about adopting or having a child through assisted reproductive technologies methods. We offer legal information and guidance, but still take the time to listen to your concerns and develop a comprehensive plan made for your unique circumstances.

At Claiborne | Fox | Bradley | Goldman , our lawyers take your needs seriously, and we understand that situations may arise suddenly and unexpectedly after normal business hours.  We therefore provide not only our business telephone numbers and e-mail addresses, but also our cell phone numbers so that we can be reached almost any time of the day or night.

Commitment to Education

about-teamWe believe in the power of educating you about all of your family-building options. Prospective clients often have misconceptions based on inaccurate information. We see it as our duty to dispel myths and provide real, state-specific information so that our clients can make informed decisions about how to meet their goals. We offer education and guidance while taking time to listen to your concerns and develop a comprehensive plan created for your unique circumstances.

Contact the offices of Claiborne | Fox | Bradley | Goldman  to start building and securing your family.

We accept American Express, Visa, and MasterCard.

A Spanish interpreter is available upon request.