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As an adoptive mother and adoption lawyer, Sheri understands the difficult decisions and issues that confront adoptive  parents.  After experiencing years of infertility testing and treatment, she was finally blessed with five children of her own.  It was during those emotionally and physically challenging years of infertility that she first considered adoption as a way to build her own family.  Several years later, after exploring adoption options domestically and internationally, she was blessed with a precious child through a private adoption in Maryland. 

Sheri has a long-standing interest in helping adoptive parents build their families through adoption.   After graduating from Catholic University's Columbus School of Law located in Washington, D.C., Sheri began her practice as a lawyer in Maryland in 1999, spending eight years with a large, nationally-recognized, Baltimore law firm.  Sheri represented businesses of all sizes and types, and counseled and assisted individuals and families in a wide variety of matters. During that time, she actively sought out pro bono adoption cases and to this day, she continues to work with the Maryland Volunteer Lawyers’ Society to assist individuals of limited financial means pursue adoption.  


In 2007, upon leaving a big firm law practice, Sheri opened her own law practice in her hometown of Mt. Airy, Maryland, which focuses on providing adoption services to adoptive parents and birth families. She also offers estate planning and administration legal services for individuals and families.  Sheri chose to focus her practice on adoption law in order to pursue her passion of building “forever families” and finding loving homes for children in need of a home.  Since that time, she has assisted numerous families completing an international adoption with the finalization or readoption process, as well as families completing domestic adoptions through a private agencypublic agency (foster care), or private adoption in Maryland. She has also served as a lawyer for a private, Maryland adoption agency that has domestic and foreign adoption programs.  Additionally, she is involved with the adoption ministry at her local church in Mt. Airy, Maryland, which has been ministering to orphans in the Ukraine since 2009, and has assisted several families as they seek to adopt children from this country. 


As a Maryland adoption lawyer, Sheri's desire is to help birth parents facing an unwanted pregnancy as they consider their options and to support them through the adoption process should they choose to make an adoption plan.  Sheri also seeks to assist other adoptive parents as they proceed on this similar journey, whether they choose a private adoption, adoption through the foster care system, adoption through a private adoption agency, or an international adoption.  She believes that her own experience with infertility and adoption will enable her to better understand and address the concerns faced by many adoptive parents that have also struggled to build the family of their dreams.  


Practice areas


  1. Adoption: 65%
  2. Estate Planning: 30%
  3. Business: 5%



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5177 Almeria Ct
Mt Airy, MD, 21771-5767


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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneySheri A. Mullikin2007 - Present
AssociateMiles & Stockbridge1999 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
Families For Private AdoptionProfessional Member2014 - Present
Anayah's AdvocatesLegal Consultant2014 - Present
Washington County Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
Maryland State Bar Association, Family and Juvenile Law SectionMember2011 - Present
Mount Airy Christian AcademySchool Board Member2009 - Present
Maryland State Bar Association, Estate and Trust Law SectionMember2008 - Present
Frederick County Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
Maryland State Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
Mount Airy Christian AcademyAdvisory Council Member2004 - 2009
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Brenda Minner, et al. v. American Mortgage & Guaranty, et al., 791 A.2d 826, 2000 WL 703607 (Del. Super. 2000)N/A
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Publication nameTitleDate
Maryland Adoption Options BlogUtah Proposes Legislation to Establish an Interstate Compact to Share Putative Father Registry Information2014
Maryland Adoption Options BlogMaryland Adoption Expenses - 3 Part Series: New Law Will Help Birth Parents With Living Expenses2014
Maryland Adoption Options BlogMaryland Adoption Expenses - 3 Part Series: Birth Parents Benefit When Placing in Maryland2014
Mealey's Mold Litigation ReporterTake Two Aspirin and Call Me in the Morning: The Medical Profession’s Prescription for the Admissibility of Expert Testimony2003
Multifamily ExecutiveBreak the Mold: How to Deal with a Frustrating Force2002
For The Defense (DRI, Defense Research Institute)The Parent Trap: Balancing a Legal Career and Child Care in a 24/7 World2001
Policy Alternatives in Transfusion MedicineLegal Considerations in Transfusion Medicine2001
Defense Research Institute (DRI)Use of Neuropsychological Experts in Toxic Tort Cases2000
Journal of Legislation (Notre Dame)A Cost Analysis Approach to Determining the Reasonableness of Using Domestic Violence as an Insurance Classification1999
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Catholic University of America, Columbus School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor1999
St Mary's College of MarylandPsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1993
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Retreat for Adoptive MomsLegal Issues in Adoption2014
Frederick County Bar Association Monthly MeetingAdoption Law Changes2014
ConferenceFrom the Bible to Ballard: Mold Litigation and Legislation2003