Our law office practices exclusively in legal matters relating to children - child abuse, neglect, special education for disabled children, custody, foster care, guardianship, surrogacy, adoption, school suspension and other school problems. We recognize that these matters involve highly charged emotional issues, as well as legal issues. Our office is set up to provide intensive case management to follow every little development in your case. Our staff is highly trained and experienced. Our staff will work with you in the most effective, cost efficient way possible.
We've been helping people build families for over 30 years.
Our law firm has practiced exclusively in child-related law and family expansion since 1977.
In that time, we have helped hundreds of couples and single persons, regardless of situation or lifestyle, to overcome obstacles that were preventing them from becoming parents.
We take a creative approach to meeting our client's needs, with techniques initiated by our firm becoming common practice in the fields of adoption and surrogacy. In several cases, appellate courts have applied our legal positions to help define or clarify the law to the benefit of adopted children and both adoptive and birth parents.
However, our practice embraces more than just adoptions and surrogacy. We represent people who have needs or problems involving foster care, custody, child support, special education, school discipline, guardianship, and reproductive technology, such as egg donation and embryo donation.
We have a name for people who come to us for help... PARENTS.
James Shrybman- Jim has been practicing in the field of parent and related child law, for over 30 years. His concentration involves issues such as adoption, surrogacy, egg donation, embryo donation, custody, special education, child abuse, and child neglect. He is the author of several articles and has been featured in The Washingtonian and other media print. He has also been a guest on the “Larry King Live” show on CNN Broadcasting Network. Jim is the author of Due Process in Special Education, a text on education law for disabled children. He was a member of the founding Board of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys and speaks widely on all issues involving adoptions and surrogacy. Jim is also a professional member of RESOLVE; The National Infertility Association. Jim is himself an adoptee.
Susan Bazensky- Sue is our Surrogacy Director and Senior Paralegal. She is the coordinator and liaison between the surrogate or birth mother and the Intended Parent(s) in a surrogacy or adoption. Sue meets with and interviews potential surrogate candidates or birth mothers and helps our client(s) select their surrogate or birth mother. She is also responsible for coordinating the medical aspects of our cases and overseeing that things run as smoothly as possible. Being an adoptive parent herself, Sue understands the frustrations and joys of becoming a parent through alternative means. Sue is easily accessible and can be reached everyday by calling our office number. She has been a part of our core staff for over 22 years.
Anne Carson- Anne is our Associate Paralegal and helps manage our surrogacy and adoption cases. She is responsible for the intake of all surrogate information or birth mother information. She is responsible for scheduling and facilitating interview meetings between surrogate, or egg donors, or embryo donors with our staff and with Intended Parents. Anne is also in charge of creating and maintaining all office and client files.
Melvin Bazensky- Mel is our Business Manager. He handles the expenses and any billing questions and has direct communication with our client(s) regarding their account. In addition to his responsibilities for the billing and for all invoices, he oversees our marketing department.