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Academy of Adoption & Assisted Reproduction Attorneys

859 Riverside Drive, #11
Greenwood, IN 46142

Phone: 317.407.8422

The Academy is a professional association of credentialed attorneys, judges, and law professors throughout the US and abroad who have distinguished themselves in the field of family building including adoption and assisted reproduction law.

The Academy’s mission is to support the rights of children to live in safe, permanent homes with loving families; to insure appropriate consideration of the interests of all parties to adoption; to assist in the orderly and legal process of adoption, to promote the highest ethical standards and best practices in surrogacy and donor arrangements and to assure legal parentage of all resultant children. The Academy’s work includes promoting the reform of adoption laws, disseminating information on ethical adoption and assisted reproduction legal practices, advocating for equitable modernization of parentage and third party reproduction laws and processes, and developing and supporting sound family formation policy. Our attorneys provide experienced representation in adoption and assisted reproduction matters.


Amy Altman, Esq.

Altman & Cook, LLC

10 Laurel Avenue, Suite 100
Wellesley, MA 02481

Phone: 781.237.0222

Berg, Debele, DeSmidt & Rabuse, P.A.

121 South 8th Street, Suite 1100
Minneapolis, MN 55402

Phone: 612.340.1150

Fax: 612.340.1154

Christopher Berry, Esq.

Berry Law, PA

28 State Street
Gorham, ME 04038

Phone: 207.839.7004

Fax: 207.839.9848

Judith Berry, Esq

Berry Law PA

28 State Street
Gorham, ME 040358

Phone: 207.839.7004

Fax: 207.839.9848

Jay Bhatt

Bhatt Law Group

378 Summit Ave
New Jersey, NJ 07306

Phone: 201.798.8000

Denise Bierly

Bierly & Rabuck

486 Nimitz Avenue
State College, PA 16801

Phone: 814.237.7900

Fax: 814.237.7903

James Bogatay

Bogatay Family Law LLC

429 4th Ave, Ste 1702
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Phone: 412.471.5100

Attorney Jonathan Breeden

Breeden Law Firm

100 Professional Ct Ste 102
Garner, NC 27529

Phone: 919.661.4970

Stanley R. Brenner, Esq

Law Offices of Stanley R. Brenner

20283 State Road 7, Suite 400
Boca Raton, FL 33498

Phone: 561.451.9535

Fax: 561.214.4171

Stan has concentrated his law practice in the field of Assisted Reproduction Law and Adoption for over 20 years. Since 1992, Stan has helped create hundreds of families through adoption, surrogacy and egg, embryo, & sperm donation. Stan has represented intended parents, surrogates, egg donors, sperm donors, birth parents, adoptive parents, and adoption agencies.

Stan is a member of the Florida and New York Bar. He is a graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Business and the University of Miami School of Law. Stan is a proud parent of two adult children. Stan’s personal experience with infertility and adoption has created a passion and desire for assisting others in creating families.

Stan is a fellow of the American Academy of Assisted Reproductive Technology Attorneys and a member of the following organizations: American Society of Reproductive Medicine, the Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) Committee of the Family Law Section of the American Bar Association. Resolve and the Florida Adoption Council.


Stephanie M. Brinkley

Brinkley Law Firm, LLC

1 Carriage Lane, Bldg. F, Ste. 100
Charleston, SC 29407

Phone: 843.277.9009

Fax: 888.977.9402

Stephanie Brinkley represents clients seeking to build their families through surrogacy and/or gamete donation. Additionally, she is also called upon to represent gestational carriers who have offered their services. With greater frequency, Ms. Brinkley helps domestic and foreign clients navigate issues related to assisted reproduction and parentage.


Melissa B. Brisman, Esq.

1 Paragon Drive , Ste 158
Montvale, NJ 07645

Phone: 201.505.0099

Fax: 201.505.0097

Melissa Brisman is an attorney who practices exclusively in the field of reproductive law and is considered by her peers to be a leader in her profession. She graduated Valedictorian from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and graduated with honors from Harvard Law School. Ms. Brisman is licensed to practice law in Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania and has a practice, Melissa B. Brisman, Esq., LLC, located in Montvale, New Jersey. She employs an experienced and qualified staff of legal and administrative professionals, offering a full range of legal services in connection with gestational carrier arrangements, ovum/sperm/embryo donation, and adoption. In addition, she is sole owner of Reproductive Possibilities, LLC, an agency that facilitates gestational carrier arrangements, and Surrogate Fund Management, LLC, a company that manages escrow in connection with reproductive arrangements. Melissa Brisman is a parent of three children all via surrogacy.


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