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Guardianship and Second-Parent adoption

Are you:
• A parent of a child under 18 years old?
• A single parent?
• Considering adopting your partner’s or spouse’s child?
• In a LBGTQ relationship considering raising children together?
• Looking for ways protect your same-sex partner’s parental rights?

Join us Tuesday August 21st for 5-7pm to learn how to obtain legal protections and rights for you, your partner and your child. Attorneys Max Elliott, Diana Lopez and Rachael Toft will share insights and information on protecting your children through second-parent adoption and guardianship designations.

As an estate planning attorney for non-traditional families, Max Elliott believes that women and all parents should be educated about their legal rights. Diana Lopez, a family law attorney and co-chair of the Chicago Bar Association’s Adoption Law Committee, has a passion for advocating for children at all levels. Rachael Toft ,a former chair of Chicago Bar association’s Adoption Law Committee, has intimate knowledge of adoption issues having been raised in a DCFS foster home herself.

To learn more about the workshop, or for scholarship information, please contact
773-935-6126 ext 223
Space is limited.
Fee: $75 for couples, $60 for individuals
Location: 950 West Newport Avenue

$60.00 per session

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