Posted by Tanya
My husband and I consulted with Mr. Baum, in March of 2016 to help us with a step parent adoption. We were unsure of how to go about it, I initially called his office and Mr. Baum was so helpful and answered all our questions without any hesitation, he never made us feel rushed when answering questions. We decided to acquire his services right away, he invited we meet with him in his office and we did, he again went over everything we needed to know he was so thorough and extremely knowledgeable and really made us feel so comfortable and confident with the process. During the course of our case we encountered a couple of bumps in the road with the biological father, but no matter what Mr. Baum again made us feel really confident with the progress of the case. and always offered solutions. We ended up having a situation where the biological father served us papers, and unfortunately Mr. Baum does not handle the contested portion of the adoptions, but that didn't stop us, he suggested a lawyer whom he works closely with and she did not disappoint us, she too was amazing! Mr. Baum just works with and is the best!!! Fast forward to October 2016 we were officially done with our case and the outcome was exactly what we wanted!! Mr. Baum did not let us down one bit, anytime he was in vacation, he still would answer his emails and even call us. His staff is amazing and polite. Mr. Baum is extremely knowledgeable and very well known in the court system, which gave us much more confidence in him. We would definetly recommend Mr. Baum to anyone that is looking to proceed with the step parent adoption.
Posted by Megan S
Mr Baum was an incredible help to my husband and I as we were starting a surrogate journey. After being matched time was of the essence and navigating through the lengthy contracts felt very overwhelming! His responsiveness and expertise helped us greatly in starting things out feeling prepared and confident.
Posted by Ernie
Mr. Baum's friendly and confident demeanor helped us in times of confusion with the adoption process and dealing with the delicate transitions for the other parties in involved.
The staff's knowledge and friendliness helped us with all the additional information.
Posted by Joan
David Baum was a top notch lawyer. He was able to arrange an adult adoption for me. I am 84 and live in Arizona, my daughter is 50 and living in California so there were many complications. She was born in NYState, She had been married and divorced so David had to do a lot of checking for us but he managed the task and in the timely manner with was necessary for us. He can be relied on to do whatever you hire him to do and to do it in a kindly thoughtful manner.
Posted by Sheryl
I had the pleassure of working with Mr. Baum when he represented me in my stepchild adoption. He operates a law office in Encino devoted solely to adoptions. He is tremendously skilled in adoption law. The adoption process was complicted and confusing, and sometimes stressful. He was there for me every step of the way. He gave my family and attention throughout the entire adoption journey and beyond.
My case was complicated because the birthmother resides in another state. Mr. Baum assisted us through the home study process, and he submitted all of the necessary court paperwork, and finalized our adoption in court.
Mr. Baum was committed to giving us personal attention to each and every detail involved in the stepchild adoption process. I had and excellent experience working with Mr. Baum. He is an excellent communicator in court and with clients. His advice is well thought out and right on the mark. I highly recommend this law firm.
Posted by anonymous
I interviewed four attorneys prior to choosing David. David handled the adoption of my child with the utmost integrity. The birth Mom and I were well matched; the complexity of my particular adoption process was handled amazing. As a health care professional who works with families I cannot imagine hiring any other attorney. David knew exactly what to do to protect everyone to honor the true intention of my son's birth mom. I am grateful for my infertility as I was matched with the son and
family I am now supposed to be with.
Thank you David.
Posted by Rudy & Niza Ortiz
Mr. David Baum without a doubt is considered the TOP GUN of the adoption practice. Everone from DCFS, Probation department, as well as others in this field spoke very highly of Mr. David Baum. "You hired the best that money could buy" is an actual quote. Mr. Baum not only met our expectations but exceeded them. He istrustworthy, knowledgable, responsive and always kept us informed. We believe that Mr. Baum put aside his own best interests to help us out and for that we are extremely grateful. My wife and I would definitely recomend Mr. Baum to friends and family in a heartbeat. To have David Baum in your corner gives you a comforting and reassuring feeling of success. Lastly and most importantly, Mr. Baum is kind, sympathetic, and sincere during the adoption process which can be extremely emotionally draining.
Posted by anonymous
David Baum is professional, ethical, knowledgeable and truly at the top of his game. I have recommended him to many of my close friends who are considering domestic adoption. He helped us through the entire process, from preparing our birth mother letter, to finding a child that was eligible to adopt, and to finalizing the match. We chose David because we felt he was trust worthy, and this proved true over time. He understands adoption from a personal and professional perspective, and is very committed to helping with family formation and is sensitive to the needs of all parties involved. David and his office staff are quick to respond to questions, and are extremely knowledgeable and thorough. If we are lucky enough to adopt again, we will go back to David and his team.
Posted by Jennifer and Greg
Dave Baum was our attorney for the adoption of our daughter, and we could not have been happier or more pleased with his work. He worked with us throughout all the ups and downs of the process, and his knowledge of adoption law, his attentiveness, compassion as well as attention to detail, empathy and sense of humor made a very emotional process much more comforting! We truly feel that the key to a successful and happy adoption is having an attorney who knows the law and understands the needs of his clients, and Dave is all that and more. Our birth mother also appreciated his expertise and help, and said her experience was easier because of Dave. We could not recommend him more highly. We recommend Dave to anyone considering adoption,and would use him again for another adoption.
Posted by anonymous
Wonderful for handling adoptions and estate planning. A very bright and caring person...not a typical attorney.