aDOPTION/family formation

We help birth parents and adoptive parents navigate the adoption process.

 

ASsisted Reproduction

We are now accepting cases representing surrogates, donors, and intended parents in assisted reproduction matters.
 

 

COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION GENERAL COUNSEL

We provide guidance, advice, and advocacy to Northwest community associations.

ADOPTION/FAMILY FORMATION

Anderson Ballard LLC handles cases representing adoptive parents and birth parents. 

We provide compassionate, informative, and responsive representation to all kinds of individuals and families involved in the adoption process. And we love what we do. The adoption journey is intensely emotional, and also can be legally complex. We demystify the adoption process for our clients so they will feel confident that they have selected the approach that best suits their personal needs.

Adoptive parents

We truly care about our clients' adoption journeys, and we strive to make the process go as smoothly as possible. We feel that it is important to educate our clients about the adoption process up front, so that together we can craft a practical plan that is tailored to our clients' adoption goals.   

We work with individuals and families who are pursuing adoption through various methods, including:

  • Independent Adoption
  • Stepparent Adoption
  • International Re-Adoption
  • Foster Care Adoption
  • Adult Adoption

BIRTH Parents

Placing a child for adoption is an intensely personal choice. Expectant parents must weigh their legal options alongside their current personal circumstances and their hopes for the future. We counsel expectant parents who are considering placing their children for adoption about all of their legal options so they can feel confident in their decision making process. It is our goal that our expectant birth parent clients feel our support and respect throughout their pregnancies. 

Contact us

We would be honored to join you on your adoption journey. Please contact us if you are interested in working together.

ASSISTED REPRODUCTION

 

Anderson Ballard LLC is accepting cases representing surrogates, intended parents, and donors in assisted reproduction matters.

We love being involved in helping build families through assisted reproduction. Assisted reproduction includes a broad range of fertility assistance options, including in vitro fertilization (IVF), gamete intrafallopian transfer (GIFT), surrogacy, and egg and embryo donation.

SURROGATES

A surrogate, also known as a gestational carrier, is a woman who agrees to carry a child for another person or couple. Gestational carriers become pregnant through IVF with an egg provided by the intended mother or an egg donor. Some surrogates are compensated for their services as a gestational carrier, while other surrogates perform their services unpaid. We have great respect for all women who wish to help others build a family through surrogacy.

Surrogates are represented by counsel during the negotiation of the surrogacy agreement between the surrogate, her spouse, if applicable, and the intended parent or parents, as well as during the court proceedings to establish the intended parents’ parental rights. We believe that it is imperative that a surrogate and her spouse, if applicable, fully understand and agree to the many detailed provisions of the surrogacy contract before it is executed.

INTENDED PARENTS

We offer support and encouragement to intended parents who wish to build a family through surrogacy. Intended parents are represented by counsel during the negotiation of the surrogacy agreement between the surrogate, her spouse, if applicable, and the intended parent or parents, as well as during the court proceedings to establish the intended parents’ parental rights. Our goal is to make the process go as smoothly as possible for our clients. We feel that it is important to educate our clients about the surrogacy process up front, so that our clients have a broad understanding of the many considerations that go into crafting a surrogacy agreement, and together we can make a practical plan that is tailored to our clients' goals.   

EGG, Sperm, AND EMBRYO DONATION

Whether you are donating or receiving donated eggs, sperm, or embryos, there are important legal issues for you to consider before your written agreement is executed.

CONTACT US

Please contact us if you are interested in working together on your assisted reproduction matter.

COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION GENERAL COUNSEL

COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION GENERAL COUNSEL

We provide general counsel services to Northwest community associations. Whether your association needs an amendment to your association's governing documents, assistance with rules enforcement, or has questions about how to comply with the Fair Housing Act, we are here to help. The following are the types of matters we frequently handle on behalf of community associations:

  • Governing Document Analysis and Interpretation
  • Rules Enforcement
  • Contract Review and Negotiations
  • FHA/HUD Certifications
  • Enforcement Resolutions & Fine Schedules
  • Owner Hearings
  • Owner Challenges 
  • Special Assessments
  • Borrowing Opinions
  • Review of Loan Documents
  • Association Records Requests
  • Discrimination Claims & Fair Housing Act Complaints
  • Assistance and Advice re: Association's Maintenance Obligations
  • Facilitating Access for Maintenance and Repairs
  • Insurance Resolutions
  • Records Request Resolutions
  • Rental Restrictions & Amendments
  • Non-smoking Amendments
  • Parking Rules and Regulations
  • Assistance with Running Board and Annual Meetings
  • Dispute Resolution

We enjoy helping community associations with all aspects of community association governance.  Please see our blog for helpful tips and information relating to community associations. 

CONTACT US

Please contact us if you are interested in working together.