Caring, Skilled Adoption Services Since 1987

At the Anaheim Hills, California, FAMILYBUILDING, A Professional Law Corporation, we are 100 percent committed to assisting people in all matters related to adoption and the well being of children.

Our office serves as a resource for birth mothers who are considering an adoption plan for their child. We help prospective birth mothers understand the issues involved in adoption and we help them find loving, stable homes for their children. We represent couples seeking to expand their family through adoption or through foster care parenting and we knowledgeably guide them through the adoption process.

Attorney Ted R. Youmans and his wife, Sheryl, the FAMILYBUILDING office manager, have personal and professional understanding of what Adoption, foster care and guardianship matters entail and the joys that it brings to all of those involved.

We answer our phones 24 hours a day, seven days a week and 365 days a year. We are committed to helping those involved or potentially involved in a child’s life set aside their own needs and focus on the best interest of a child. It is in this spirit that Mr. Youmans has helped thousands of families throughout the United States make the choice that will offer a child the best possible future.

We offer guidance and serve as a resource in the following areas:

A Lawyer Focused on Reforming Adoption Law

Lawyer Ted R. Youmans is a Fellow of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys and the Academy of California Adoption Lawyers, select groups of adoption attorneys known for their commitment, ethics and client services in adoption and family formation law. A number of his cases related to adoption matters have influenced the way lawmakers and California courts view adoption, birth mother’s, children and birth father’s rights.

Those cases include, individually, Jermstad v. McNelis (1989) 210 Cal.App.3d 528; In re Timothy W. (1990) 223 Cal.App.3d 437; In re James S. (1991) 227 Cal.App.3d 930; In re Allison H. (1991) 230 Cal.App3d 154; In re Baby Girl A. (1991) 230 Cal.App.3d 1611; Adoption of Matthew B. (1991) 232 Cal.App.3d 1239; In re Vanessa P. (1995) 38 Cal.App.4th 1763; Adoption of Alexander M. (2001) 94 Cal.App.4th 430; Renee J. v. Superior Court (2002) 96 Cal.App.4th 1450; Adoption of Michael H. (Amicus Curiae) (1995) 10 Cal.4th 1043; In re Charlotte D. (Amicus Curiae) (March 19, 2009) California Supreme Court. Other Firm Cases include: In re Marriage of Miller (1982) 133 Cal.App.3d 988; Michael U. v. Jamie B. (1985) 39 Cal.3d 787; Christina K. v. Superior Court (1986) 184 Cal.App.3d 1463; Adoption of Alexander S. (1988) 44 Cal.3d 857; Jinny N. v. Superior Court (1987) 195 Cal.App.3d 967; In re Baby Boy M. (1990) 221 Cal.App.3d 475; In re Jason L. (1990) 222 Cal.App.3d 1206; Adoption of Kelsey S. (1992) 1 Cal.4th 816; Johnson v. Calvert (1993) 5 Cal4th 84; In re Joshua B. (1996) 48 Cal.App.4th 1676; In re Michael D. (1996) 51 Cal.App.4th 1074; In re Marriage of Buzzance (1998) 81 Cal.App.4th 1410; In re Harry N. (2001) 93 Cal.App.4th 1378; Rita L. v. Superior Court (2005) 128 Cal.App.4th 495; In re Arthur M. (2007) 149 Cal.App.4th 704.