Adoptions Are the Nicest Sort of Court Appearances

I am usually in a courtroom representing one party in an action that requires advocacy for my client.  The litigation process is an adversarial arena.   The parties are under stress and everyone– including the Court– anticipates the tension that accompanies every contested courtroom appearance.

In adoptions, however, the parties appear with the children. Extended family members are usually present as well.  The bailiff and clerk are smiling –the Court inquires of the children and the parties about the happy family day.  After I lead my clients through the necessary testimony, then the ceremony concludes with the Court coming down off the bench to take photos with the family.  Usually everyone is crying happy tears.    It’s really a nice feeling and very satisfying work to help put families together.

About Kate Willmore, Esq.

Kate Willmore, Saint Cloud, Minnesota, divorce, custody and family attorney brings over 25 years experience to every client's legal matter. *** Licensed in Minnesota and in California

3 Responses to “Adoptions Are the Nicest Sort of Court Appearances”

  1. Were are so grateful to know how hard you work for your clients!


  2. This makes me feel happy too. Good job Kate!


    • Jeannine Eiesland Reply June 18, 2012 at 9:15 am

      My husband and I can vouch for this since we stood in court with our adopted son 47 years ago. You hold your breath until that child is officially yours so there is great relief following this ceremony.


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