Tami A. Toumayan is a native of Southern California. Tami started her law practice in the area of personal injury defense, but found it unsatisfying and knew she wanted to do more to assist families and children in need of a home. In 1997, after visiting Judge Henning’s courtroom at Children’s Court and observing many trials, she gained a passion for adoption law. Tami began practicing in the field of adoptions and joined FAMILYBUILDING, A Professional Law Corporation, in 2009. Tami has been involved in handling domestic independent adoptions, step-parent adoptions, adult adoptions, birth parent representations and guardianships. She has a passion for children and families which she carries into her daily practice. Tami enjoys working with birth parents and meeting their expectations when it comes to placing their child in a loving adoptive home. She enjoys watching the connections made between birth parents and an adoptive family. She takes great pleasure in meeting the needs of prospective adoptive parents and fulfilling their desire to create a family.
Tami received a BA in Diplomacy and World Affairs from Occidental College and her JD from McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific. She received honors for her written brief prepared for the Moot Court project during her second year of law school. Tami was admitted to the California State Bar in June of 1989 and the Supreme Court of the United States in June of 2003. She is also admitted to the Central and Southern Districts of the Federal District Court of the State of California.
Tami has volunteered with the Alliance for Children’s Rights where she handled the finalization of fost-adoptions and guardianships. She facilitates a ministry at her church, the Westside Vineyard Christian Fellowship, called Hearts 4 Kids. The ministry engages in outreach activities with local foster youth in Los Angeles County and supports the families in her church who choose to start a family through fostering and adoption.
Ms. Toumayan is married and lives in South Pasadena, California with her husband. In her free time, Tami enjoys taking walks, attending cultural events, traveling and learning about new places and people.
Areas of Practice
- McGeorge School of Law, Sacramento, California, May 1987
- Occidental College, B.A. Diplomacy and World Affairs