Families for Private Adoption Workshop

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On April 21, 2018, Heather Strickland will be presenting at the Families For Private Adoption training, Successful Private Adoption Workshop. Register now to hear from speakers including Heather, adoptive parents, Momentum Adoption Agency and a panel of brave birth mothers!

2018 Adoption Tax Credit Saved


Thanks to the efforts of the adoption community, the Adoption Tax Credit has been saved! Learn how your family could benefit from this tax credit in 2018.

Resource Fair 2017


On Saturday, April 29, 2017, MyersStrickland, PLLC had the opportunity to be a part of a resource fair for prospective foster families, current foster families, kinship families, and adoptive families. The event was a collaboration between Arizona Association for Foster and Adoptive Parents, Grace Retreat Foster/Adoptive Services, and the Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona.

Families for Private Adoption is expanding to Arizona


Families for Private Adoption (FPA), a non-profit, is expanding to Arizona.  The mission of FPA is to provide support and education to those seeking to build their families through independent (non-agency) domestic private adoption. Some of the ways in which FPA accomplishes this are through bi-annual workshops, a buddy system to help connect prospective adoptive parents with those who have successfully adopted, and social events throughout the year.  FPA is an all-volunteer run organization. The President of West-Coast FPA is Alison England, an adoptive parent and social worker.  She has partnered with Heather M. Strickland of MyersStrickland, PLLC to help host the very first West-Coast workshop to be held on April 22, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Estrella Mountain Community College. For more information about FPA and the upcoming training, please visit their website at ffpa.org.

Celebrating National Adoption Day


During the month of November, communities around the nation celebrate National Adoption month. Its purpose is to raise awareness of those children still in foster care awaiting permanent and loving families.

Wounded Veterans Bill Provides Fertility Benefits


Earlier this year, Congress passed the Wounded Veterans Bill, which provides fertility benefits for servicemen and servicewomen who are unable to start a family due to injuries during their service.