On May 1, 2010, partner Ruth Claiborne, associate attorney Amy Wallas and senior paralegal Toni Treadway participated in RESOLVE’s 1st Annual Family Building Conference, held in Atlanta at the Cobb Galleria Centre.
Ruth spoke to attendees about surrogacy. Her presentation included information about screening and finding gestational carriers, the importance of having a surrogacy consultation with an experienced attorney, the Gestational Agreement, the pitfalls of traditional surrogacy and court orders and hospital protocols.
Amy spoke about grassroots adoption, including finding a birth mother through networking, how to create a great profile and the pitfalls of relying on the Internet and virtual agencies.
Toni staffed the Claiborne & Surmay table, fielding questions from attendees about the firm’s family building services. The event was a huge success and several lucky winners went home with valuable prizes such as IVF treatments.