For the past ten years, Kris has passionately been a part of building thousands of families here at ANLC.
Kris currently resides in Southern California along with her husband and their three daughters. Her ties to the community are deep and far-reaching. Kris is active in her local community and school district. She serves on multiple youth sports boards and is active with a ministry which sponsors orphaned youth in Namibia. Kris also serves as co-captain of Team Trudy - a team of runners dedicated to raising money and awareness for Pancreatic Cancer research in honor of her late mother. Kris enjoys coaching youth softball, cheering on her daughters at softball games and swim meets, and horseback riding.
Lauren's legal experience in adoption is diverse and extensive. As a law student, she served as a Child Advocacy Legal Intern for Whittier Law School's Center for Children's Rights, where she represented clients of low income and special needs in guardianships and adoptions. Lauren also worked for Voices for America’s Children, a children’s rights lobbyist group located in Washington, D.C., advocating for children across the country on Capitol Hill.
Lauren has utilized every resource available to her to advocate for our children's best interests, and serve as a voice to those that are too often unheard. Lauren's article on Constitutional Violations in State Laws Regarding Private Domestic Adoptions was published in Whittier’s Journal of Child and Family Advocacy.
Lauren joined Adoption Network Law Center’s team to set the highest standard for adoption professionals throughout the country, to serve as a voice to those who would otherwise be unheard, and to ultimately reform how adoptions are conducted in the United States.
Outside of her career, Lauren enjoys spending time with her family, swimming, practicing yoga, and volunteering to help children in our foster care system.