Posted by Diana
My husband has been wanting to adopt my daughter. He has raised her since she was 2, she is now 14. We contacted an office near our home that directed us to the Adoption Coordinator in Tacoma. She gave us a list of attorneys that would be able to work with us. I reviewed each of the attorneys and knew Michele would be the one we needed. After our initial conversation, I knew it my heart we made the right choice. She was very thorough in every aspect of what we could expect and what we might need to do if the non-custodial parent was not cooperating. We had no idea of how to contact the non-custodial parent as he was absent from her life since age 2. In less than 24 hours, Michele found him and called me. She spoke with him and advised that my husband wanted to adopt my daughter. Long story short, he signed his rights over! We had our Adoption interview with the Adoption Coordinator and within a few weeks we had our hearing date! Michele was there to answer all my questions via phone, email and text. My family and I would recommend her services to anyone looking for adoption assistance. She is truly amazing and we are very grateful to her!
Posted by Sarah
We had been wanting to have my husband adopt my son from a previous relationship for years, but were unable to locate the birth father and weren't sure he would even give his consent (he has not historically been the most logical or agreeable person). Last summer, I found out bio father was in prison, and thought, we have an address, this is our chance! I got Michele's name from the adoption court in Tacoma and I'm so so happy we hired her.
At the consultation, she walked us through everything that needed to happen and made a complicated, overwhelming process seem doable. Then, off Michele went to visit my ex in prison. She came back with a signed consent. She has been doing this for a long time and knew just what to say to convey the fact that this was in everyone's best interest. I dont believe we could have done this without her.
She helped with filing all of the paperwork (we basically just looked things over for accuracy) and checked in with us each step of the way.
She was always there to answer any questions we had, and we feel like she truly cared about our family.
She is simply the best, you won't be disappointed.
Also exciting: her daughter will be working as an adoption lawyer soon and is just as lovely.
I would hire Michele again in a heartbeat, we had the best experience!
Posted by Chris and Danny
Michele exceeded our expectations in so many ways. She was always available, very knowledgeable, and always made us feel like we were her top priority. Our adoption was a seemless experience, thanks to Michele. We would highly recommend her! She’s the BEST!!
Posted by Notoane
Michele did an outstanding job handling the filing and scheduling of vital appointments to make our adoption smooth and easy. She understands the process, and documentation that Service members may need to be reimbursed for the adoption fees, and guides you through the adoption process. We hired her through a friends recommendation and she did not disappoint. She is extremely knowledgable, and her legal fees are very reasonable. Hire her!
Posted by J,H,&KJ C
Our adoption window opened very quickly and Michele accepted our case on extremely short notice. As our attorney, she was very accessible and helpful and performed exceptionally! Thank you so much Michele!
We highly recommend her services!
Posted by anonymous
I had the pleasure of having Michele work on my adoption case. She is very knowledgeable and makes things seamless and does task with ease. She is also very good at getting back to you to answer any questions you have. I would highly recommend her services.
Posted by Hannah
Michele was absolutely wonderful. I'm so glad we were able to work with her for our daughter's adoption. There were some factors in our case that made our adoption atypical (as if any adoption is typical!), but Michele was knowledgeable and always went the extra mile to make sure everything was exactly the way it needed to be to make the process as smooth as possible. And she was always a phone call away with anything we needed. She made the legal side of adoption simple for us! It was such an enormous weight off our shoulders amidst all the emotions and uncertainty of the process. Additionally she was just a kind, compassionate person, and she gave us excellent advice on ways to best handle and move forward with the open, kinship nature of our adoption. We highly, highly recommend her! Her expertise is excellent, she is professional, and a wonderful person to work with! We're so glad she is a part of the beginning of our daughter's story.
Posted by Austin
Michele helped us navigate through a very tricky adoption involving 3 states and 2 CPS investigations and adoption subsidy. Our adoption was so long and drawn out that we thought it would never finalize. Michele made this process so much easier and much smoother. If you are looking for an attorney who will make things move quickly and smoothly she is the one for you.
Posted by Allison
We hired Michele as our attorney for an out of state adoption. Michele was very helpful, positive, knowledgeable, and did a great job keeping us informed throughout the process. She worked well with the attorney from the state where our baby was born and seemed to really care about how we were doing during the whole adoption process. Our adoption was recently finalized and we couldn't be happier. Michele is an excellent attorney and we would not hesitate to hire her again. Her rates are more than fair and she was always there for us when we had any questions or concerns.
Posted by anonymous
We hired Michele for a readoption proceeding in Washington state court following an international adoption. She was everything you'd want in an attorney--thorough, client-focused, and very knowledgeable about the relevant law and local court. The process could not have gone more smoothly, and we'll use her again if a similar need ever comes up.