|Attorney||Law Office of C.J. Lyford||1997 - Present|
|Attorney||Rawle and Henderson||1987 - 1995|
|Manager Attorney: Product Liability and FDA||Smith Kline||1982 - 1987|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association||American Immigration Council Ambassador, Phila. Chapter||N/A|
|Immigration Comm., Montgomery County Bar Association||Vice Chairperson||N/A|
|Temple University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1982|
|University of Pennsylvania||Public Policy||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1979|
|Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania||Nursing||Diploma (R.N.)||1975|
|Practical Aspects of Immigration||Changes in International Adoption||2011|
|Immigration Law for the General Practitioner||Potential Minefields as a Result of the Hague Adoption Convention||2011|
|Teleseminar||Changes in International Adoption||2010|
|Family Building Expo||Ask the Expert||2010|
|Phila., Regional Immigration Conference||International Adoption||2009|
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Christianna (CJ) Lyford led the charge into the world of immigration for my wife and I and my step son. I knew nothing about the process, and my job limited the time I could personally invest in understanding and managing the long process of bring my wife and her son to the US from China. CJ took charge, her office handled the many filings, and kept us on task for getting to the goal line. From the time we made the first filing until we were together one year passed. We are very happy with this time span, as we are aware many situations can go beyond a year. And all the way CJ was there to lead and bring us to the next critical step. THANKS AGAIN CJ!
Posted by anonymous
After being ensnared in a bureaucratic nightmare (from this end), we found C.J. to help us. Within a month we had a break through and we were able to travel abroad to adopt our 3 darling children. We continue to believe that it was because of her expertise that made the difference. We will never forget her help.
Posted by Eric
CJ Lyford helped us with the US part of the adoption of our daughter from Malaysia. She gave us information which led us choose a different route which was simpler and quicker than the one we had previously been led. She made contact with the officials to set up appointments that where convenient for our family. Many thanks!
Desiree Wayne, Immigration Attorney
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A foreign adoption can be a long and complicated process. CJ is highly regarded by her peers for providing skilled representation at all stages in these complex cases. In addition to the U.S. adoption and immigration process, I often refer clients for general information about international adoption, and advice on choosing an adoption agency.