Our Team

Heather Strickland - Myers Strickland Arizona Adoption & Assisted Reproduction LawHeather Strickland

Mom of two boys. Tenacious. Attorney at Law and Owner of MyersStrickland.

I am focused on the people who come to my office—not the cases. There are so many variables in building families through adoption and assisted reproduction. Every birth mother, child, adoptive family, and intended family has a unique story that brought them to my door. I respect those personal stories while creating the legal structure for the family. Guiding people through those difficult journeys is my expertise, and what makes this work so special. I truly do represent every kind of family, providing every kind of help.

Degrees: Smith College, BA in Economics, 1997
University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law, JD, 2004

My Family’s Foster Care Story

While in high school, my friend, through no fault of her own, could not return home to live with her parents. Deeply concerned for her safety and stability, I went home and persuaded my parents to provide that much-needed home. Ignorant of the commitment and sacrifice I just talked them into, I watched in awe as my parents opened our home and their hearts to another young person. They took all the necessary steps to become licensed foster parents and provided unwavering support during her foster care journey. I recall a caseworker telling my parents that she had never seen a family give 110% to a child the way my parents had. This was no surprise to me, as giving your all was just how things were done in my family.

In addition to the Herculean efforts I witnessed in my own parents, I was deeply touched by the care and support I saw teachers, administrators, caseworkers, and the school community provide to my friend. I saw a community rally around a young person in need.

Now, as an adult member of the Tucson community, I am keenly aware of the precious gift that families give to vulnerable children and to our community as a whole when we make the commitment and sacrifice of providing children with a safe and loving home. I am also witness to the great joy that children bring to their new families.

Lorraine Dorame - Myers Strickland Arizona Adoption & Assisted Reproduction LawLorraine Dorame

Grandma to three. Unflappable. Office Manager and Legal Assistant.

I worked 10 years in the Criminal Division at the County Attorney’s Office and wanted a good change. The job came open in the Adoptions for the County Attorney’s Office and I applied and fell in love with working with families during their adoption. Then one day, MyersStrickland called and I jumped at the chance to continue to work with adoptive families.

Fun Fact: I speak Spanish. I am a native Tucsonan and my family has been in Arizona since the late 1800s, before Arizona became a state!

Nicole Myers - Myers Strickland Arizona Adoption & Assisted Reproduction LawNicole Myers

Adoptive Mom. Infectiously Enthusiastic. Legal Assistant.

For six years I worked with the State of Arizona as an adoption case manager. In 2018, I transitioned to adoption law as I had the opportunity to expand my adoption knowledge through the legal side.

My Mantra: I take joy in the small things in life, for if you cannot take joy or celebrate the little things, then how can you appreciate the big things?

Vee Harrington - Myers Strickland Arizona Adoption & Assisted Reproduction LawVee Harrington

Dog mom. Laser Focused. Semi-retired Assistant.

I worked for MyersStrickland for 5 years as a legal assistant. I tried to retire, but I decided the work was just too much fun!

Our Firm History

For over 30 years, MyersStrickland, PLLC, has been the name Arizonans trust in helping them grow their families through adoption and assisted reproduction.

Scott Myers (retired) became licensed to practice law in Arizona in 1975. He worked on his first adoption case in the mid-1980s and was hooked. By 1992, he devoted his entire practice to adoptions. In 1993, Mr. Myers was invited to become a Fellow in the Academy of Adoption & Assisted Reproduction Attorneys (AAAA), a national organization of attorneys specializing in adoption. The AAAA standards make certain that only those attorneys demonstrating expertise in adoptions and commitment to ethical practices are offered Fellowship. In 2006, Mr. Myers ventured into the growing area of assisted reproductive technology.

Ms. Strickland began her legal career in 2005 focused on family law, developing a litigation practice in the areas of divorce, paternity actions, child custody, and child support. Mr. Myers and Ms. Strickland worked on their first adoption together in 2007. This collaboration led to several more adoption and assisted reproduction cases together until they finally became partners in 2013. Ms. Strickland was invited to join AAAA in 2014.

In 2015, after 40 years of practice, of which he devoted 30 years specializing in adoptions and almost 10 years in assisted reproductive technology, Mr. Myers decided to retire to enjoy a life filled with photography, grandchildren, and traveling. It is estimated that he helped build nearly 9,000 families.

The Firm continues to focus solely on newborn adoptions, private adoptions, foster care adoptions, relative and step-parent adoptions, readoptions, interstate adoptions, adult adoptions, LGBTQ family formation, and the many ever changing facets of assisted reproductive technology law—egg, sperm and embryo donation agreements, gestational carrier agreements, and parentage orders. The Firm works with both agencies and independent parties.

We pride ourselves on our personalized service. You are not simply a case. You are a unique family and we tailor our advice and services to your needs.

We are focused on the people who come to our office, not the cases. Please contact us today to see how we can help you during your family formation journey.

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