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About me

I have a passion for adoption that derives from firsthand and family experience.  My aunt started the first international adoption program in Georgia, and she and her husband adopted two children from Korea . . . my first cousins.  Years later when I was married and yearning for children, my aunt assisted my husband and me in adopting our sweet daughter from Peru. 


In my eighteen years of practice, I have completed more than 3,500 adoptions, and I hope to reach the 4,000 mark in 2015. 


I have compassion and empathy for birth parents, who make a huge sacrifice to provide a safe and loving home for children they cannot parent, and for adoptive families, who open their hearts and homes to children in need.  Because adoption is my primary area of practice, cases are handled in my office with efficiency and expediency, so no family has to wait longer than necessary to become a "forever home" for a child.  


Practice areas


  1. Adoption: 85%
    20 years, 3.6 thousand cases
  2. Estate Planning: 15%
    20 years, 1.2 thousand cases


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Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Robin A. Fleischner

    I highly endorse this lawyer. Her compassion, professionalism, and knowledge in the field of adoption law are superb. Robin Fleischner Attorney at Law


    Robin Fleischner Adoption Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Judy F. Davenport Sartain

    I highly endorse this lawyer. She is thorough, experienced and caring. Very capable in her field and highly regarded by other attorneys.


    Judy Sartain Adoption Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

2440 Sandy Plains Road, Bldg. 7
Marietta, GA, 30066

2440 Sandy Plains Rd Bldg 7
Marietta, GA, 30066-7218



GAActive Member in Good Standing 199608/05/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PrincipalJosie Redwine, P.C.1997 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Georgia Council of Adoption LawyersFounding Fellow2010 - Present
American Academy of Adoption AttorneysFellow2001 - Present
Georgia Association of Licensed Adoption AgenciesAssociate Member2000 - Present
Cobb County Bar AssociationMember1997 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Institute of Continuing Legal Education GAPublic and Private Agency Adoptions2014
Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE Georgia)Addressing the Rights of Biological (Not Legal) Fathers under Georgia Adoption Code2010
Georgia Institute of Continuing Legal EducationWhen Adoption Law is not "Happy Law": Withdrawal of Surrender; Contested Adoption; and Disruption of Adoption2008
Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE Georgia)Parental and Non-Parental Rights in Georgia Adoption Proceedings2005
Institue of Continuing Legal Education GeorgiaIndian Child Welfare Act and Soldiers' and Sailors' Relief Act2004
Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE Georgia)Satisfying the Requirements of the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children2002
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of GeorgiaEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1982
Georgia State University College of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Adoption Law Seminar GeorgiaPublic and Private Agency Adoptions2014
Adoption Law and Practice in GeorgiaAddressing the Rights of the Biological Father who is not the Legal Father under O.C.G.A. 19-8-122010
Special Topics in Adoption Law and Practice in GeorgiaWhen Adoption Law is not "Happy Law"2008
Adoption Law & Practice in Georgia: A Shift Towards "Openness" in AdoptionsParental Rights and Biological Father's (Non-Parental) Rights in Georgia Adoption Proceedings2005
Adoption Law and Practice in GeorgiaIndian Child Welfare Act2004
Adoption Law SeminarInterstate Adoptions2002