Expertise in

Family Formation Law

Adoption (Independent, Agency, Adult, Stepparent, Relative)
Assisted Reproduction Technology
Surrogacy, Egg Donor & Sperm Donor Representation
Guardianship of Minors
Unsealing Birth and Adoption Records

It’s not too often that dreams come true. But, in 1989, ours did, when my wife and I became adoptive parents. The joy that our daughter brought into our lives was immense. Our world expanded. Overnight, we became a Mommy and a Daddy. A beautiful little girl depended on us.

In our quest to adopt a baby, we learned what we liked and didn’t like about the adoption process. Because of our experience with our own daughter’s adoption and her birth mother, I decided to focus my law practice on adoptions and family formation law.

My name is David Baum, and I’m an Adoption Attorney in Los Angeles. To date, I’ve successfully helped several thousand families through the adoption and surrogacy process. My offices have formed a lot of families. Although my adoption and surrogacy law firm is based in Los Angeles, we serve pregnant women and families seeking to adopt throughout the United States.

David Baum AV Preeminent Rated
Attorney David Baum AV Preeminent Rated
by National Lawyer Rating Service Martindale-Hubbell

Across the United States, and especially in California, adoption and surrogacy laws are undergoing substantial revision. The California legislature and state courts continue to enact, interpret, and change these laws.

Every stroke of the legislative and judicial pen impacts on every person involved in the process, including adoption law firms, adoption agencies, egg & sperm donation agencies, surrogate and surrogacy agencies, intended parents, birth parents, and adoptive families. Now more than ever, choosing the right adoption attorney is crucial to the success of a private independent adoption.

My clients quickly discover that I treat them and their cases as though I am standing in their shoes. That’s because my wife and I have already walked the same path.

Both my wife and I wish you success and joy as you make your family forming plan, find a baby to adopt, and build your family through adoption. It is a loving choice. Like us, you’ll discover that dreams really can and do come true.

Lots of businesses online promote themselves as baby adoptions specialists who “handle” infant adoptions, toddler adoptions and child adoptions. They say that they can provide full service adoption legal services; that they are “experts” in child adoption law. But the truth is that all baby adoption lawyers and adoption agencies are not the same.

Attorney David Baum interviewed on Los Angeles CBS 2 & KCAL 9 about adoption scams

It takes a brave woman to make an adoption plan and to place her baby up for adoption. It takes secure and caring adoptive families to adopt babies and make a legal, safe adoption plan for their family. Adoption is a major legal process, whether it is independent adoption, agency adoption, stepparent adoption, second parent adoption or adult adoption.

So it just makes sense to work with the most qualified lawyer when you want to adopt a newborn – or want to find a family for your baby adoption or infant adoption plan. I am here to assist you with your plans — be they for adoption or surrogacy.

Please look further through this site learn about my expertise, training, compassion as an adoption and as a family formation lawyer and adoptive parent. My law firm has been around for thirty six years providing top quality adoption and surrogacy legal services to birth mothers, birth fathers, surrogate and adoptive parents. I hope you’ll give me a call. If I can answer any questions, I’m happy to do so. I’ll be glad to talk with you. If you decide to schedule an office visit, there is a modest fee for the initial office consultation, but it’s much lower than most. I look forward to speaking with you.

Warmest regards,

David H. Baum