Attorney Serving Seattle and the Pacific Northwest
Janna J. Annest
As an adoptive mom and an attorney, I understand how it feels to sit on both sides of the table. I know what it's like to place your private hopes in someone else’s hands and become part of a process you can’t always control. But I also know that there are happy endings – when I hear my daughter and son laugh, the rest of the world disappears. That’s why I practice adoption law.
I handle every adoption as if it were my own. My goal is to give you the information you need to make decisions confidently, and to walk beside you through the process of building your family. You are entitled to the peace of mind that comes with the competent, careful management of the legal aspects of adoption. You are also entitled to a lawyer who understands that this is probably the most challenging experience of your life.
My clients have my home and cell phone numbers and are instructed to use them whenever necessary. I am also available for client meetings outside regular business hours and at locations other than my office. If you are ready to begin the adoption process, I invite you to call or email me to schedule a consultation.
Whether or not you choose to work with me, I hope this website will be a helpful resource.
If you are in the process of deciding whether adoption is right for you, or what type of adoption is right for you, please visit the FAQ page for answers to some common questions. The Resources page also contains links to a variety of organizations, publications and references.
If you are a potential adoptive parent looking for an attorney, please read the Attorney Information page to learn more about me.
If you are an expectant mother considering making an adoption plan for your baby, please visit the For Birthparents page.
If you are interested in pursuing a step- or second-parent adoption, adult adoption, or foster-to-adopt, please visit the “Other Types of Adoption” page.
If you are considering surrogacy, embryo adoption, or other forms of assisted reproductive technology and need legal assistance, please visit the “Assisted Reproductive Technology (ARTS)” page.
For further information or to schedule an appointment,