Vanessa’s Story

Vanessa’s Story

 “One of the most difficult things I’ve ever done in my whole life was leaving the hospital without my daughter…” I celebrated my 22nd birthday on a Tuesday and found out I was pregnant the next Monday. This was not good news. My relationship with...
Our New Digs

Our New Digs

We’re located in the heart of Southern California in Pasadena just 10 miles east of Los Angeles. We love our new office space and very hip neighbors (SoulCycle, Sunlife Organics, Lemonade, B.Luu, Olive & June) and look forward to showing you around! Our work also...
A Birthmother’s Need for Representation

A Birthmother’s Need for Representation

A birthmother placing her baby for adoption should have her own legal representation, separate from that of the adoptive parents. Unfortunately, in the majority of adoptions it’s only the adoptive parents who have an attorney. TruAdopt seeks to ensure that...
The Birth of TruAdopt – Part 3

The Birth of TruAdopt – Part 3

The Necessity of Adoption Law TruAdopt is a law firm that represents only expectant parents (mostly birthmothers) who want to make an adoption plan for their unborn baby. We use our vast network of social workers, adoption agencies, therapists and other attorneys to...
The Birth of TruAdopt – Part 2

The Birth of TruAdopt – Part 2

A New Approach to Adoption Law Since I’m quite friendly and have a law degree, I knew I could excel in all manner of sales jobs – from real estate to mutual funds. Even so, I wasn’t ready to walk away from what I had always considered my life’s calling, so I did...
The Birth of TruAdopt – Part 1

The Birth of TruAdopt – Part 1

Realities of the Adoption Industry Three years ago, I started feeling a growing unease at work. I loved what I was doing — practicing adoption law — but was routinely frustrated by the way birthparents and adoptive parents were treated by those in the adoption...