Certified Family Law Specialist Attorney

California Adoption Lawyer

Adoption Law Firm

Barb McNamara is an experienced adoption attorney serving Orange County

California state info for adoptions

Choosing to adopt a child is a life changing decision that should be celebrated. However, the next steps you make should be taken carefully, as the adoption process can be confusing, overwhelming and frustrating for new parents. A as a certified family law specialist, I am ready to assist you from the beginning of the independent adoption process to the end. I have extensive Orange County adoption attorneyexperience in working with all methods of adoption, including:

  • Independent Adoptions (Grandparents)
  • Step-Parent Adoptions


I understand that adoption law is first and foremost about helping create a family. I am dedicated to helping you build a strong foundation for your child, and to help you become the best parents you can become. I will assist you in completing and filing all of the required adoption paperwork, as well as help you obtain the legal documents necessary in order to complete the process, such as birth certificates, marriage certificates and more.

It’s easy to become intimidated by the extensive red tape required for adoptions, but you don’t have to let it derail your dreams of becoming a parent. I am here to support and guide you through the adoption process, and will advise you of your options and what your next steps should be. I will help you become “adoption ready,” so you can begin building your family in a loving, caring and supportive environment.

Contact me today at (714) 740-2542 for a consultation to discuss your adoption options.

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Helped me through a difficult time and made my interactions with the legal system as pleasant as possible through my very tedious divorce...
Helped me through a difficult time and made my interactions with the legal system as pleasant as possible through my very tedious divorce...
My name is Cheryl Stack and I work for Chapman University in Orange, California. I have been employed with Chapman for twenty three years. Attorney Barbara McNamara was referred to me by the law offices of Aitkin, Aitkin and Cohn in September 2011. I was the victim of a harassment/stalking situation for over one year and was seeking legal assistance to get the female perpetrator to stop. At the time of my first meeting with Barbara, I had filed two police reports with the City of Orange Police department. I had also met with another attorney prior to meeting Barbara. After our first initial......
Barbara McNamara was recommended to me by a co-worker who had seen her in action while waiting for his case to be heard. My friend did not have representation at the time and was fine with that–until he saw Barbara. He said she was a TIGER in the courtroom! I took his advice and retained Barbara as my attorney. Barbara had her game face on when I met her and it was awesome! She had an intensity when listening to me talk, I knew she was totally engaged with what I had to say. Barbara laid it on the line and gave her candid opinion, which I appreciated and still appreciate. We.....
I would recommend Ms. McNamara because I believe she’s an attorney who is there for the child’s best interest. Plus, when it came to returning phone calls they were in 24 hours or less and great at replying to emails. Thank you for your help and patience throughout my trial. Thank you, Barbara! –A. Esparza
Ms. McNamara was incredibly helpful and professional in working on my case. I worked with another attorney on my case, however he did not perform as expected. I then hired Ms McNamara and she was courteous and forthright, and helped me in every aspect of my case. Ms. McNamara helped me through a difficult time and made my interactions with the legal system as pleasant as possible through my very tedious divorce. Ms. McNamara was prompt in returning phone calls and communicated with me through every step of the way. I highly recommend her services to all my family and.....
I would definitely recommend Barbara to anyone considering going through the divorce process. I’ve been more than pleased with Barbara’s organization and knowledge of family law. She was very professional, and yet approachable, easy to talk with, and sincere. As family law counsel, I found her tenacious and addressing all of my needs to settle my divorce in a timely and fair manner. My entire divorce went smoothly thanks to Atty. Barbara McNamara’s legal expertise, guidance and support. It was comforting to know someone who I could fully trust. I sincerely appreciate everything.....
My former wife and I received expert professional legal guidance and counseling throughout our divorce process. Ms. McNamara is very familiar with family law and knew the judges and judicial process very well, which made the entire process painless and efficient. –name confidential