Virginia L. Frank’s practice is devoted exclusively to Adoption Law, Reproductive Technology Law (Surrogacy), and Wills and Estate Planning.
Her practice areas include:
Virginia is sensitive to the emotions involved for both birth parents and adoptive parents in adoption and with intended parents and gestational parents in surrogacy. She understands that this is an emotional, life-changing experience and she approaches each client with compassion and an understanding that each situation is unique.
She will assure that your adoption is properly handled with care and strictly in accordance with the law in Colorado, Oklahoma, and if the child is to be born in Nevada, provide an agency referral who can help you with the placement.
Whether the child is born in those state or from outside those states, Virginia Frank can point you in the right direction for your needs.
Virginia’s team includes, Emily Hays, Esq., specializing in Adoption, Surrogacy, and Estate Planning. This final piece of planning allows for peace of mind. By securing your Estate Plan, you are providing future protection and care for your family.
With an expert hand and human touch, Virginia and her team is committed to providing compassionate and proficient legal services.
Domestic newborns (or domestic adoptions) refers to the voluntary and permanent placement of U.S. born infants for adoption by their birth parents, who legally consent to the adoption with an adoptive family of their choosing.
The Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC), established in 1960, establishes procedures for ensuring the safety and stability of placements of children across State lines.
Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) is a Federal law that governs jurisdiction over the removal of Native American (Indian) children from their families.
A second-parent adoption allows a second parent to adopt a child without the "first parent" losing any parental rights. In this way, the child comes to have two legal parents. It also typically grants adoptive parents the same rights as biological parents in custody and visitation matters.
LGBT adoption is the adoption of children by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. This may be in the form of a joint adoption by a same-sex couple, adoption by one partner of a same-sex couple of the other's biological child (step-child adoption) and adoption by a single LGBT person.
Surrogacy Representation of the Intended Parents and Gestational Carrier
Wills and Estate Planning