Adoption Network Law Center Selects Family to Receive Pro Bono Services in Honor of National Adoption Month
Adoption Network Law Center, a California law corporation assisting families looking to
adopt and Birth Mothers nationwide with their adoption plans,
will be providing free adoption
services (ANLC services) to one family in honor
of National Adoption Month.
Every November, Adoption Network Law Center asks hopeful Adopting Parents to share their stories of what led them to adoption. Adoption Network Law Center reviews all submissions and selects one family to provide pro bono services to. Today, National Adoption Day, Adoption Network Law Center is excited to announce that this year's recipients of pro bono services are Nockel & Shajuana.
In 2004 Nockel was diagnosed with leukemia and underwent
chemotherapy, radiation and a bone barrow transplant. Nockel &
Shajuana were married in a hospital chapel as he underwent treatment.
They were crushed knowing that they would not be able to have biological
children but they never stopped believing that they would become parents.
To Nockel & Shajuana, a Birth Mother is special because they truly
understand and appreciate the gift of life having been blessed by that gift by
Nockel’s bone marrow donor.
This is the fifth year Adoption Network Law Center has provided pro bono services to one family in honor of National Adoption Month. “It is such an honor for Adoption Network Law Center to give back to the adoption community and raise adoption awareness in this way.” stated Kristin A.F. Yellin, Chief Counsel of Adoption Network Law Center. “The entire staff is excited to start this journey with Nockel & Shajuana and will be with them every step until they welcome their son or daughter into their hearts and home.”
November has been celebrated as National Adoption Month since 1995 to build awareness of adoption in the U.S., funded by the Children's Bureau.