BJ Fadem & Associates, APC is a Certified Family Law Specialist

Our Law Firm Is Dedicated To Defending Your Rights

Creating a family is a wonderful experience and commitment. Our Attorneys will do the challenging legal work of the Adoption process for you. We will help you create the legal basis for your family. The Laws and issues regarding Adoption are complicated and ever-changing. Depending on your circumstances and needs, our Attorneys will advise you on how our law firm will handle this process on your behalf.

A new law in California allows the Court to acknowledge that a child may have more than just [2] legal or presumed parents. California will also acknowledge [2] or more parents who are of the same gender. Usually, if the parents are two [2] women, [1] the parent carries the child through a sperm donor. Some even choose to utilize an ovum from their partner. Two [2] male partners usually utilize a ‘surrogate’ to carry the child and choose which parent will donate the sperm. In that case, it is imperative that a ‘Surrogacy Agreement’ be drafted carefully wherein the chosen ‘surrogate’ has no parental rights and ensures that the child is relinquished to the ‘parents’ once the child is born. The best way to accomplish this is to utilize donated ovum – not the ‘surrogates’.

Many couples [whether heterosexual or homosexual] will opt for Adoption when conceiving a child on their own is impossible, improbable, and/or dangerous; or by choice.

Second Parent Adoption is an Adoption when one of the parents is the biological/legal parent of the child[ren] and their spouse/domestic partner chooses to become the legal parent of the child[ren]. This is different from an ‘independent’ Adoption in that the parents are either seeking a child already born that is not biologically or legally the child[ren] of either parent. Second Parent Adoption arises when the biological/legal parent re-marries and wants the new spouse to adopt the child[ren] or same-sex parents want to have a child[ren] together.

Your issue may be time-sensitive, please contact our Law Firm to set up your Initial Consultation.

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We file in all California Counties and Cities. In addition, BJ Fadem represents Clients throughout California, the United States, and foreign countries with regard to Hague Matters.




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Mr Fadem is extremely knowledgeable of the laws. Felt he was very in tuned to my needs and fought those. Would definitely would use again. HIGHLY RECOMMEND


I have worked with Mr. Fadem on many occasions and he is as intelligent, professional, and dedicated as they come. His knowledge of family law is outstanding and I refer him to anyone who needs a specialized and highly skilled family law attorney.


The reason I return time and time again is knowledgeable employees and the respect I am treated with. I also think that the noncondensending matter in which I was treated was a prime factor.



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