A Family Formation Law Firm

let us help you build your family

The family formation attorneys at Dempsey Law have the legal and personal experience you need to grow your family through agency compliance, assisted reproductive technology (ART), and domestic and international adoptions.

We’re so glad you’re here. 

Welcome to Dempsey Law

Whatever paths have led you to us, we’re so glad you’re trusting us to help build your family. Taking steps to welcome a child into your life or exploring your options as an expectant parent isn’t a decision anyone makes lightly. We’re ready to help you through the different stages, and roadblocks, that present themselves during whatever process you choose.

We're here to help all parents and all children-everywhere.

Here’s What We Do

Our services are tailored to provide guidance and individualized attention to our prospective, intended, or hopeful parents. From international to domestic adoption, we’re experienced and knowledgeable about this process, and most importantly, we ground our practice in supporting you from beginning to end.

Adoption Stories

Over the years, we’ve been lucky enough to be a part of forming families across the country and around the world.


See What Others Are Saying About Us

We are committed to helping clients build their families through adoption. But you don't have to take our word for it!

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Nicole was amazing to work with. She was super knowledgeable on the regulations and had an overall sense of how IAAME is interpreting them. She was organized, communicative, efficient and always met deadlines. It was super helpful to have her review the work we were submitting and also to help us brainstorm areas where we could be stronger. Having an ability to talk through things or bounce ideas off of her was really valuable. Nicole provided us a level of confidence that this process strips seasoned professionals of and she was also the calm cheerleader we needed on some days. Our agency couldn’t recommend her more.

Lisa Clark
Adopt International

In the past 2 years Attorney Skellenger has represented over a dozen of our agencies’ birth mothers in the adoption process. She has always been responsive and represented her clients competently and with compassion.

Robert C. Lamarche
Executive Director, ACF Adoptions

My husband Chris and I felt powerless as we waited to bring our daughter Laxmi home. All that changed after I called Kelly Dempsey. I knew that with her in our court, we would be empowered and equipped to move forward and become the family we dreamed of being. Kelly is tough, smart, passionate, dedicated, experienced and knowledgeable, and much respected by those involved in international adoption. She is nothing short of awesome, and we are just one of her many clients who will tell you this. I could go on and on about Kelly, but here’s the bottom line: If you want to bring your child home, hire Kelly. She will work tirelessly and fight like hell for you and your family.

Jennifer R.

Working with Kelly was one of the best decisions we’ve ever made for our family. In fact, we probably wouldn’t be a family without her. She is knowledgeable, determined, compassionate and our experience with her was the only time in our adoption process that we felt like there was someone who cared for our children the way that we did. We are forever grateful!

Megan and Josh G.

Kelly was instrumental in bringing our daughter home, helping us find the truth and overcome the bureaucratic hurdles thrown at us. She knew what to do and how to do it, and that was a lifeline for us. We wholeheartedly recommend her.

Daniel C.

Family Formation

We believe in keeping our families informed throughout the adoption, surrogacy, or ART process, so we’ve put together a page full of blogs and resources to keep you in the know.

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