American Bar Association

  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
You may use the stars on the left to rate and leave feedback for the current article. No registration is required. Waiting for 5 votes 0.0 of 5 stars (0 votes) — Thanks for your vote

Please fill out the following optional information before submitting your rating:

American Bar Association

National professional organization of attorneys with over 350,000 members (an estimated 50% of all U.S. attorneys); founded in 1878.

Members are attorneys, law professors, judges and others. The ABA is divided into committees, or categories, ranging from administrative law and regulatory practice to the young lawyers division. Generally, attorneys handling independent adoptions fall under the family law or general practice categories.

The American Bar Foundation is an affiliate of the American Bar Association. Created in 1952, this organization performs studies and research on legal matters.

The ABA offers books, pamphlets, audiotapes and videotapes on a wide variety of topics. The Rights of Foster Parents, a pamphlet produced by the ABA in 1989, describes legal issues concerning the adoption of foster children by foster parents.

For more information, contact

American Bar Association
750 N. Lake Shore Dr.
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 988-5000

Find more information on American Bar Association

Visitor Comments (0) - Be the first to comment
Adding your comments contributes to the adoption community. Please keep all comments on topic and civil. Visitors are invited to comment and vote for or flag comments based on appropriateness and helpfulness. All comments must adhere to our commenting rules and are subject to moderation.

To see local Adoption resources, please select a location (U.S. only):

Need a Home Study?
Adoption Photolisting
Juanita (TX / 16 / F)
Juanita is a sweet youth who loves to talk to adults. She enjoys participating in activities that other teenagers her age like to do for fun. Juanita enjoys dancing, singing,... [more]
Parent Profiles
We are Blaine, Wendy and Dannika. We live in Washington. We laugh every day. We love each other very much. We wish to adopt another baby… We hope to meet you soon! [more]
Directory of Adoption Professionals
Find a professional
for all of your adoption needs including:

Note: Our authors are dedicated to honest, engaged, informed, intelligent, and open conversation about adoption. The opinions expressed here may not reflect the views of

Settings Help Feedback
Template Settings
Width: 1024     1280
Choose a Location:
Choose a Theme: