About VIRGINIA L. FRANK, ESQ. Her practice includes infant and toddler adoptions, designated adoptions, interstate adoptions, stepparent adoptions, same sex adoptions, second parent adoptions, relative adoptions, disrupted adoptions, foster-parent adoptions, and adoption subsidies. Ginny also represents intended parents, egg donors, sperm donors, embryo donors as well as surrogates and gestational carriers in assisted reproductive technology cases.
Ginny has been ranked as a Top 10 Family Law Attorney in Oklahoma by the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys in 2016. She has also been peer rated for highest level of professional excellence as well as achieving Silver Status with Martindale-Hubbell’s Client Champion Award. Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Virginia was admitted to Oklahoma Bar, 1992, Oklahoma and U.S. District Court, Western District of Oklahoma, Admitted to Colorado Supreme Court, 2002, Admitted to the Nevada Bar in 2010 as In-House Counsel for Adoption Choices of Nevada, a 501c3 licensed adoption agency.
Education: University of Oklahoma (B.A. Political Science and B.A. Communications, 1988); Oklahoma City University School of Law (J.D., 1991). Ginny is a Member of: Oklahoma Bar Association; Colorado Bar Association; Nevada Bar Association (In-House Agency Counsel-Adoption Choices of Nevada); Oklahoma Native American Bar Association; American Adoption Congress; NICWA (National Indian Child Welfare Association) and North American Council of Adoptable Children (NACAC). Ginny is also licensed to practice before the Cherokee Nation Courts.
Ginny is also a Charter Member of the American Academy of Assisted Reproductive Technology Attorneys (AARTA). She has also been a Gift of Adoption Colorado Chapter Board Member since 2013.
About EMILY HAYS, ESQ. After growing up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Emily attended University of Texas at Austin where she received a B.A. in 1996 and an M.B.A. in 2001. Passionate and devoted, Emily knew she wanted to help others and pursued 9/11 relief work in New York City and international humanitarian work in Kosovo and South Sudan after college.
Emily realized she wanted to help others further, and in 2008, she completed her J.D. at the University of Denver and was proudly admitted to the State Bar of Colorado.
Emily’s personal struggles with secondary infertility shaped the direction of her career. Her younger son was born by a gestational surrogate; this surrogate was her sister who generously carried him for her. Emily deeply understands the desire (and need) to grow your family through non-traditional means and is excited to help others make their family dreams come true.
About ALEXANDRA GIMPEL. From Long Island, New York, Alexandra graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in History and International Affairs from Florida State University in 2017. She has a deep interest in helping others which she has done for several years through writing. In college, she found she had a profound way to connect people around the globe, writing for platforms such as the Odyssey, Thought Catalog, and CollegeMagazine.
After graduating from college, Alexandra found another way to help and connect others. In the field of law, she worked in the environmental litigation and personal injury department at a law firm in New York City; it was there that Alexandra saw how much she could actively help others.
Once she moved to Boulder, Colorado, Alexandra realized that adoption and surrogacy law was her calling. “I can truly make a difference in someone else’s world; one day at a time.” Realizing her passion to connect future parents with children, Alexandra began working as Executive Assistant for Virginia in 2017.
Contact Alexandra at agimpel@VirigniaLFrank.com