Attorneys Ruth Claiborne, Lila Bradley, and Lynn Goldman are based in the Atlanta, Georgia office of Claiborne|Fox|Bradley. The firm provides legal guidance in the areas of adoption, Assisted Reproductive Technologies, including surrogacy, and LGBT family building. We represent a wide variety of clients, including adoptive parents, intended parents, birth parents, egg and sperm donors or recipients, and gestational carriers.
As a Fellow in the American Academy of Assisted Reproductive Technology Attorneys, Ruth Claiborne is part of a network of experienced ART attorneys across the country. For those looking to build their families through surrogacy or egg donation, we offer contract negotiation and preparation and representation in parentage proceedings to obtain pre-birth orders.
Our adoption work includes domestic, interstate, independent, stepparent, agency and adult adoptions. Our attorneys also domesticate foreign decrees of adoption and work with adopting parents who must finalize their international adoption in their home state. Amy Wallas Fox has handled dozens of domestic interstate adoptions and is knowledgeable about the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC).
As a Fellow in the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys, Ruth Claiborne is part of a network of experienced adoption attorneys across the country. For those looking to adopt, we offer initial adoption consultations which include information about private adoption, our help in creating an effective adoption profile and information about recommended adoption agencies and the home study process. At the initial meeting we also discuss state law on adoption, openness and post-adoption communication, birth fathers and legal red flags to look out for when finding the right adoption situation for your family.
Our Atlanta attorneys also advise families on how to protect and secure their family relationships through estate planning and co-parenting agreements. When families are struggling over the custody of a child, our attorneys can advise with respect to DFCS involvement, mediation, and visitation rights or the attorneys can serve as guardian ad litem for the children.
After you drive up to the private entrance of our townhouse-style Atlanta office, we provide a comfortable environment for you and your family. We communicate with you thoroughly and candidly throughout our work with you. By offering education, specific information, and referrals to the right professionals, we can help you feel more secure and calm during a process that may, at first, seem overwhelming and intimidating. We address your worries and concerns so that you can focus your energies on building your new family.
Claiborne|Fox|Bradley serves the adoption, surrogacy, and estate planning needs of families in communities throughout Georgia, including Marietta, Decatur, Lawrenceville, Gainesville, Conyers, Douglasville, Cumming, Alpharetta, Roswell, Athens, Macon, Columbus, Augusta, Albany, Savannah, and Rome, Georgia.
We are available statewide if you reside in another county or community.