After a couple of miscarriages my husband and I decided we wanted to adopt a baby, and that my husband was also going to do "step-parent" adoption of my children from a previous marriage. After research and talking with a couple of attorney's Mr. Bull came highly recommended. I called and set up a meeting with Mr. Bull, going in and talking with him Mr. Bull agreed to do help us with the adoption process as well as the "step-parent" adoption. MR. Bull was very knowledgeable and a lot less cocky as other attorney's we had met with. What a relief that was for us. Even though my husband has a legal plan through work and Mr. Bull was not apart of the legal plan, we felt alot more confident with Mr. Bull so That day we put down a small retainer fee and left excited that we would be able to add 1 more to our family. After a couple of months we found out that we were expecting a child of our own and placed the adoption on hold. And since my husband had a legal plan through work we decided to have one of the attorney's through his legal plan to process the "step-parent" adoption. The attorney recommended to us through the legal plan began the process of step parent adoption, everything seemed fine and since we knew so little on the step parent adoption process we would soon find out that was FAR from the truth. Our court date comes, we drive 6 hrs for the court date to finalize the step parent adoption, the kids were excited the day had finally came. Upon meeting with the Judge we found out that the attorney recommended to us was LOST when it came to not just step parent adoption but any type of adoption. Our joyous day soon began turning to a day of frustration and irritation, resistance to lash out at the attorney. Several steps and mandatory adoption forms was not completed and the attorney had no clue what any of them was. Thankfully I was able to contact Mr. Bull who willingly and graciously helped me with the forms and information that was needed even though he was not our attorney for this case. I am very thankful that Mr. Bull helped save my sanity and our joyous day! I am looking forward to hopefully working with him on adopting "our forever child" in the very near future.
If you are looking for an attorney for adoption, I don't think there is a better attorney out there that you could find to help you through the process.
If you are considering placing your child for adoption please talk to Mr. Bull and let him help you make the decision and find the "forever parents" for your child.
Posted by a Adoption client
My husband and I wanted to adopt our twin grandsons whom we had custody of. They were born out of state, and neither birth parent could be found. Mr. Bull and his staff did an outstanding job. We were thoroughly informed up front about the process as well as possible problems or hurdles that we might encounter. As you can imagine there was a plethora of paperwork required, interaction with out of state agencies as well as the in state agencies. The knowledge and professionalism of Mr. Birney was exceptional. We feel very blessed to have been fortunate enough to have selected him as our lawyer. He insured that all required or possiblely required documentation was in place and complete. Everything required was in place and we had our day in court! The end result was just as the boys and we had hoped for. I strongly recommend Mr. Birney to anyone looking to adopt a child.
Posted by Michelle
My family's experience with this lawyer and his staff was amazing. I was not the easiest client in that I had a ton of questions and was constantly in contact, but even with that being said I was always treated with courtesy and respect. They were more than just an adoption lawyer to me because they also provided emotional support for something that can be emotionally draining. Birney O'Brian Bull is an incredibly knowledgable and competent lawyer and any and all questions that I had were answered very promptly and in a professional matter. I will close with if you are looking to adopt I would definitely give them a call you will be happy that you did.
Posted by a Adoption client
Mr. Bull is an excellent lawyer for adoption. He gave us sound advice and went the extra mile to help us adopt our son. I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking adoption services.
Posted by Edward and Keisha M.
What can I say about a man that took me an dmy family step by step in the adoption of my oldest daughter. Mr. Bull took every oppurtunity to ensure that every step throughout the whole proccess was explain to the very minute detail. He first and far most concern was that me and my wife was completely informed and understood each document was explained, read and understood before signing. His professionalism was awesome, always sought to that to see that our time was his time and vice versa. Mr. bull and his team even after, I means years after our adoption still render the help needed in obtaining paperwork that was lost, destroyed or misplaced. When him and his team say "Call us if you need any assistance afterwards" those words they truly mean it to the heart. Mr. Bull and your team, I thank you for your kindness, patience, and care.
Posted by Tracy
I cannot say enough good things about Birney. He handled all three of my adoptions & I just knew we were in good hands from the moment we started working with him. My first adoption ran into a small glitch(paternal side) & Birney took time, patience, & effort to make sure that everything worked out for us & it did. I am constantly telling anyone who is considering adoption, or not, about him. Birney is so sweet, friendly, honest, down to earth, and so on and so forth. I have pleasant memories of my adoption experiences and after thanks to Birney. I could go on, but I'll stop here. He's HIGHLY recommended!
Posted by Tim
I would never have thought that working with a Lawyer would be something I would enjoy. However my wife and I truly enjoyed the time we spent with Birney while we where going through the process of adopting our son. Adoption is a long often stressful process, but Birney's expertise in the field and easygoing demeanor made the the process easier and smoother. I would highly recommend him to anyone.
Posted by Greg
Excellent attorney who exhibits a personal approach to his clients. We would highly recommend Birney. He made the adoption process very simple for us and was personally involved in all aspects of this process.
Posted by Shannon
I would highly recommend Birney Bull. He has a great work ethic and was able to jump right in and help us when we called him on VERY short notice for an interstate adoption (adoption across state lines). We didn't know everything that would be required for an interstate adoption but with one phone call to him, he took care of everything and made the process incredibly smooth and quick so we could just focus on enjoying the meeting of our new baby boy at the hospital. He remained very responsive through the process - a process that became tediously long and drawn out due to factors outside of his control. He kept us well informed and did all the leg work possible to ensure we were well taken care of and that all the details were accounted for to the letter of the law. He is a man of integrity and trustworthy character and I would HIGHLY recommend him to anyone needing an attorney. Also, we compared rates when we were first looking into an attorney and he was BY FAR the most reasonably priced. It was an incredible blessing for my husband and I to get that kind of service for that kind of price.
My baby boy just turned 13 months and we couldn't be happier to call him ours:) We are thankful to Birney for helping to make it all possible.
Posted by Bill
Mr. Bull did a great job of walking me through the process and keeping me informed of the actions of all the other players.