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In 1993, I helped my first family join together through the process of adoption. It was a joyful and life-affirming experience. For more than 20 years, I've been helping children and parents build and grow their families through adoptions, guardianships and assisted reproduction. Whether you are hoping to adopt for the first time, or you want to bring a sibling home to join your other children, my law office can assist you. 

I typically work with prospective parents who have already identified a child that they want to adopt, but I am happy to work with you at any stage of the process. The child may be a waiting child here in the U.S., or a child from overseas who has been brought home but needs final paperwork completed. It may be a child in the foster care system. It may be a baby, a small child, or an older child who has already experienced a great deal of turmoil in his or her life. I am dedicated to the welfare of children and their families. Even when your adoption is complete, I am here for you. I never turn away from my clients in their time of need, and will also help you navigate any post-adoption issues which may arise.

Contact me today if you need legal assistance with any of the following:

  • Adoption
  • Guardianships for Minors

Call Attorney Genie Gillespie today at 312-332-6339 to arrange your free initial consultation.

Attorney Profile

Attorney Genie Miller Gillespie
 

Jurisdictions:

  • Illinois

Admitted To The Bar:

  • 1993

Education:

  • Columbus School of Law, Catholic University of America; JD, 1992
  • Washington University, St. Louis, BA, 1987

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Fellow, American Academy of Adoption Attorneys
  • Fellow, American Academy of Assisted Reproductive Rights Attorneys
  • Leading Lawyer Illinois, Adoptions
  • Past Chair, Chicago Bar Association, Adoption Law Committee
  • Member, Chicago Bar Association, American Bar Association
  • General Editor and Chapter Author, IICLE Adoption Law Manual
  • Guardian ad Litem appointed in adoption cases in Cook County, Illinois
  • Frequent lecturer on adoption matters
  • Co-Founder, Center for Law and Social Work

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