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Tom Lamore- Attorney at Law

Tom joined Adoption Network after a diverse and rewarding career in a number of legal environments including healthcare, creditors’ rights, labor, personal injury, fair housing, and child support. Throughout his career, his passion for family and adoption fed his desire to work with families as they pursue the miracle of adoption.

Tom's work with the Fair Housing Council of Orange County, the Department of Child Support Services for Orange County and later as a research and writing attorney for the Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals heightened his legal understanding and interest in the special needs in guardianships and adoptions. He has utilized every resource available to him to advocate for children’s best interests and serve as a voice to those that are too often unheard.

Tom  joined Adoption Network Law Center’s team to continue to serve those who need to be heard, and to work to reform how adoptions are conducted in the United States.

Outside of his career, Tom spent several years competing on the US and European PGA tours as a professional golfer. He enjoys spending time with his family, golfing, and visiting national parks. Tom received his Juris Doctor from Western State University College of Law.


Bari – Legal Assistant

"Adoption has been a part of my life since childhood."

As the daughter of an Orange County adoption attorney and having an adopted brother, Bari was touched by adoption from a very early age. Bari is a lifelong resident of southern California, and received her Bachelor’s degree from CSUF. She has worked full-time as a Legal Assistant in the adoption field for almost three decades, first assisting her father with his practice, and since 2004 with Adoption Network Law Center. Bari and her husband have been married for over 25 years, and share one son.

Cindy – Staff Accountant

Cindy has been in the accounting field for over 30 years in many different fields, but nothing compares to being involved in the financial process of the adoption community. She has been with ANLC for 12 years and is involved in the day-to-day management of the Birth Mother Trust Accounts for our families and the disbursement of those support funds for the birthmothers. Every day is different, every case is different and being able to help is tremendously rewarding.

Diana – Adoption Consultant

"I love being the first step for clients growing their families through adoption."

After struggling with infertility for years, Diana and her husband raised a family of 3 children and love being grandparents to 2 adorable boys. These experiences, combined with her close relationships with adopted cousins, instilled a fire in Diana’s heart for adoption. She worked in the financial services world for several years, but always had a dream to work in adoption. She loves being the first step that her clients take on their road to building the family they dream of through adoption.

Maegan – Adoption Associate

With a Bachelor’s degree in Human Development and a minor in psychology, Maegan’s passion has always been helping others. She came to ANLC after working in mental health for almost 5 years. She noticed that what helped her clients thrive the most was having a healthy and happy family support system. As a wife and a mother, Maegan sees the beauty in building a family and it inspired her to forge a new career path that continued to carry her core values of helping people. Maegan has a stepbrother who was adopted at birth and understands the joy and bond that adoption can bring to a family. She is thrilled to bring her passion for families and helping others to ANLC as the first point of contact for potential Adopting Parents.

Marta – Client Services Liaison

7"Never give up on your dreams, miracles happen every day."

Marta Nodalo is originally from Poland; her family relocated to the United States in 1989. Marta has been with Adoption Network Law Center since 2008. She started her career here as the initial contact for Adoptive Families looking to adopt a newborn baby. She has been involved in many different departments within ANLC and currently works as a Client Liaison. Marta has a Master of Science in Criminal Justice and a Minor in Psychology from California State University of Long Beach. She is passionate about helping Adoptive Parents' dreams come true and takes pride in her work. Marta enjoys spending time with her husband and carving a bright and successful future for her son and daughter.

Carol Slater

Adoption provides choices, chances and a large dose of hope.” Unknown. Carol Slater has been with Adoption Network Law Center since 2010. She is a Client Liaison and has been involved in adoptions for over 25 years. She first became involved with international adoptions as Director of Children of the World, Inc. in St. Louis, Missouri. When she moved to Southern California, she was Director of Los Ninos De Guatemala, Inc. When adoptions closed in Guatemala her heart still longed to help waiting couples become parents and found her way to Adoption Network Law Center. She is a huge believer in providing adoption education to hopeful parents while they wait for their Miracle to happen. She is the proud mom of a daughter and 3 sons, and loves spending time with her grandchildren.

Bonnie Rusch

Helping build families through Adoption is a dream come true for me.” Bonnie’s personal Journey in Adoption started when she was adopted into a family with 3 older adopted siblings. “I always felt special telling people that I was adopted, because our parents made sure we knew we were chosen, and always shined a positive light on each of our birth parents.” It was through this experience that later, when faced with an unplanned pregnancy she knew adoption was the right answer for her and her daughter. Bonnie’s commitment to supporting all sides of the adoption triad led her to pursue a master’s degree in social work which led to joining the ANLC team as a Client Liaison and Outreach Coordinator. It is in in this capacity that she is able to support adopting parents who are waiting for their miracle to happen, as well as reaching out to offer education to clinics and pregnancy centers on the topic of adoption. Bonnie Enjoys spending time with her family and traveling every chance she gets!

Mary – Adoption Advisor

"The trust that builds between Birth Mothers and me, and the trust that is needed between a Birth Mother and the Adopting Parents is huge. It’s a lifelong commitment – even more than marriage."

Mary came to ANLC over 9 years ago after a rewarding career as a Paralegal and mediator. With her extensive experience in law and mediation and her commitment to family, she was the perfect candidate to be a Birth Mother Advisor at ANLC. Realizing that every person, situation and family is unique, she is committed to ensuring that Adopting Parents and Birth Mothers are all comfortable with their situation. She fully respects that the trust a Birth Mother needs to have in her Adopting Parents is huge and the commitment is lifelong; she works tirelessly to ensure that all parties’ needs are met. Mary is married with 5 children.

Audrey DiGiantomasso

When the opportunity for Audrey to become a member of the ANLC family came around, she was excited to share her passion and commitment for helping people and building relationships. She has dedicated her life to caring for people and supporting them as they navigate through difficult situations. Audrey is committed to respecting and working with birth mothers, as well as adoptive families who have committed to the birth mother and the child. She sees this as a chance to help others build families. Audrey is married to her husband of over 40 years and has two children.

Lisa Granillo

12Lisa and her husband are blessed to have been chosen to adopt by an amazing birthmother several years ago. Through the miracle of adoption they were able to expand their family and are dedicated to helping other birthparents and adopting couples in their adoption journey. As an adoption specialist over the past 13 years, Lisa has been fortunate to connect with birth mothers and provide support as they make one of the most difficult decisions for their child. Her goal is that each mother will feel cared for and equipped to make the decision that is best for her.

Judy – Media Supervisor

"It is an honor to be a part of this one little chapter in each family’s adoption story."

Judy came to Adoption Network Law Center in 2013 after spending 10 years at home with her two boys. Finding a spot in the Media Department was a dream come true, combining her Bachelors degree in English and previous writing/editing experience with her passion for photography and photo editing. Add to that the beauty of helping Adopting Parents to accurately and attractively represent themselves to help find their Birth Mother, and it was a perfect fit. Every day she and her team of Media Consultants are honored to get to know each Adopting Family, select just the right photos to represent them, and create beautiful profiles to attract the Birth Mother who will make their family dreams come true.

Krystal – Media Services Coordinator

Growing up with adopted relatives has always made adoption a natural part of Krystal’s life. She has always had a heart for helping children. Her years of volunteering for children include teaching piano, the BackPack Program and being a Big Sister in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program. Krystal spent 9 years in the cable and internet industry before joining ANLC. Her favorite part of the job was the personal connections that she developed with her clients and coworkers. She is thrilled that she now gets to form relationships and help future adoptive parents find a child to share their love with.

Samantha – Scholarship and Outreach Coordinator

Samantha was adopted by her parents when she was 3-years-old. As one of 6 children, one of whom is biological, Sam knows the blessings that adoption can bring. As our Scholarship and Outreach Coordinator, her insight into adoption allows her to connect with others involved in the adoption triad. Through her work here, her goal is to allow others to have the opportunities that she’s been given through adoption.

Vanessa – Administrative Assistant

A California native, Vanessa was introduced to adoption through volunteer work with foster children during high school. She was exposed to adoption when her aunt adopted two children from foster care. She developed a longing to help families grow and find opportunities for children. She is now an integral part of the Administrative team helping Birth Mothers and Adopting Parents.

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