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Posted by Jess, a Adoption client, Flag
The process of finalization was probably the easiest part of our adoption. For us, the form was just a few blanks to fill in then sign. The state officials were super helpful. I don't see why anyone savvy enough to navigate a successful adoption needs a lawyer for this last step. Mr Friedman argued otherwise, and he told us horror stories to sell us on legal representation, paternity tests (regardless of the situation), and filing forms/payments through his office.
Our baby had very particular physical features of the birth-father that even the hospital staff remarked upon. There was no question in anyone's minds, yet Mr. Friedman insisted upon paternity tests. I felt he was far too insistent; basically pushy. I didn't appreciate his somewhat condescending attitude and description of extremely unlikely scenarios (scare tactics) in response to my resistance. I think a more appropriate response would have been to explain the pros/cons, let me decide, then move on to the next step.
I've worked with dozens of lawyers for various business and personal needs. This one was much more pushy than most. And I did not feel he had a realistic approach to cost vs. risk. I do not recommend Mr. Friedman.