We treat all birth parents with respect and integrity. There is nothing simple about what you are doing. However, this is the time when we are here to support you and your decisions.
Availability to Attorney 24 / 7.
Coordinate counseling and support by a third party Licensed Clinical Social Worker and/or birth parent counselors.
Assistance with living and uninsured medical expenses as permitted by law.
Assistance with obtaining prenatal care.
Ability to choose an adoptive family and decide on the type of adoption you would like to pursue (Open, Semi-Open, or Closed).
Formulation of adoption plan that can include post-birth communication with the adoptive family including exchange of letters and pictures during the span of the child’s life.
Medium for post-birth communications with Adoptive family, if any.
Referral to community resources.
Life Skills Teacher, Career Strategist: A one-on-one mentor who is there for you daily to help guide you with all concerns. Available to you 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Your life skills teacher, mentor, and education/career strategist are here to help in any way that is needed. Ex: Housing, Resume, Job Placement, Goal Setting, Life Skills, etc.
I remember feeling helpless. I didn’t know how to get Medicaid; I didn’t know how to find the right family; I didn’t even know how the adoption process worked….I was intimidated by the situation and couldn’t accept the fact that this pregnancy was a blessing and not just a “situation”. So THANK YOU for not giving up on me and for having so much patience with me. Thank you for showing me the beauty of choosing adoption.
Elizabeth is a compassionate and thoughtful human being. My husband and I were excited, yet had some anxieties about adoption. We didn’t know what to expect. We met Elizabeth who walked us through and always made sure we knew we were an important part of the whole adoption process. She answered every question and stood with us until our adoption was final. In the world of confusion and anxiety, she brought calm. Thank you Elizabeth. Now our family is complete!
Stephanie is doing this for the right reason. It's like this is her ministry.
We highly recommend and love Elizabeth Berkowitz, our adoption attorney! She has been our adoption attorney for both our 2 boys and we had incredible experiences with her. She is highly professional, extremely genuine in her care, and works hard on both the behalf of the birth family as well as the adoptive parents. She treats us with high respect and becomes a part of oura adoption family by the end of the process. It is hard to find adoption attorneys/agencies with as high of caliber as her! You are not just a number, but a family to be taken care of through the process. She has made our adoption process that much easier for us in the midst of all the ups and downs of adoption.
Thank you for helping me and journey with all the legal necessities. Thank you for not only being my amazing lawyer, but also a friend. And most of all, thank you for helping us find the perfect family for our baby! I thank God for guiding us to you and for working everything out perfectly. We could NOT have done it without you! Thank you!
How can I ever thank you for my child? You have given us a gift that feels miraculous. You truly do God’s work in the faxes, focus, phone calls and fedexes you deal with. I hope there is a special place in heaven for people like you. You make the world -and my world in particular- a wonderful, hopeful place.
You’ve given us a gift that just keeps giving! Our baby is almost 1 year old now! He is the best thing to ever happen to us and is filling our lives with joy! Thank you!
Thank you with all my heart! I am so grateful for all your time and energy spent on our case. You have given me the most incredible gift. You are forever in my thoughts and prayers. Thank you!
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The Law Offices of Berkowitz & White recognize the overwhelming emotions involved in adoption. We provide individual and affordable legal services to adoptive parents, adoption agencies, and birth parents.