Adoption and non-parent custody issues can be complex. In this program, we will walk you through the state involved adoption process as well as the private adoption process. From certification procedures and qualifications to covering and examining important cases on adoption and non-parent custody, this program will give you best practice pointers and tips for tackling various issues and pitfalls which can arise.
Areas of discussion will include:
Adoption - Certification procedure and qualification; State involved adoption v. private adoption; Payment of expenses for birth parent; Adoption procedure – best practices and pitfalls; Adoption subsidy; Adult adoptions; and Case Law
Non-Parent Custody - In Loco Parentis; Guardianship; Dependency; Power of Attorney; Same sex couple matters; and Case Law
Lynda Vescio, The Vescio Law Firm, P.C.
Commissioner Monica Garfinkel, Maricopa County Superior Court
Andrew Diener, Musgrove Drutz Kack & Flack, PC
Candace Schulte, Foster Care and Adoption Supervisor, West Valley Child Crisis Center
* For more information about this program's faculty, please check out the faculty biographies page, available for download in the 'Materials' tab.