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We want to ensure our clients and friends that our law firm is operating without material impact of the health concerns in that we have had in place advanced technologies that allow us to continue to provide excellent legal services while attorneys and staff operate remotely, to avoid in-person meetings in all cases where that is possible. We will continue to provide consultations and conferences via telephone and/or internet conferencing when needed. We will continue to provide all the excellent legal services that our clients and friends have come to expect!

Please do not hesitate to call us if you have concerns or are in need of legal assistance. We pray for the health, peace and provision for all of our clients, employees, friends and family as we “weather the storm” together.






How do I Claim My Adoptive Child on My Income Tax if I Don’t have a Social Security Number Yet?

Typically, Adoptive Parents do not get a Social Security Number for the adopted child until after the legal proceedings are finalized and a new birth certificate is received.

If you have custody of the child and your adoption is not finalized yet, you can apply for an Adoption Tax Identification Number that you can use in lieu of the Social Security Number until you finalize the adoption.

IRS Form W-7A is used to apply for the Adoption Tax Identification Number. You can obtain this form at www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/fw7a.pdf