Foster parents adopt niece
Clients Client G's
Jones Day Washington associates Kris Garcia and Hilary Ramsey successfully represented foster parents ("The G's") in the adoption of the G's 6-year-old niece in D.C. Superior Court. The G's had been pursuing adoption for over a year after learning that their niece had been placed in the DC foster care system. The adoptee ("S") had been abandoned by her birth parents and adjudicated neglected. Following an evidentiary hearing, the Court determined that it was in S's best interest to be adopted by the G's, and the adoptee now has a secure and permanent family. The case was taken on referral from the Children's Law Center.