Adoption Lawyer Serving Leesburg, Loudoun, Fairfax, Ashburn, Manassas, Winchester and Northern Virginia --- The Law Firm of Karen S. Law.

Leesburg and Loudoun County Adoption Attorney

Karen Stoutamyer Law is an adoption attorney practicing in Ashburn, Leesburg, Fairfax, Manassas, and Winchester Virginia. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Law in 1985 and became licensed in Virginia in that same year. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys. She is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the Virginia State Bar, and the Loudoun Chapter, Virginia Women Attorneys' Association. She was elected as an Angel in Adoption by the Congressional Coalition on Adoption in 2013. She served on the International Operations Committee for the American Immigration Lawyers Association for two years and has co-chaired the annual celebration of adoption, Loudoun Adoption Day, for thirteen years.

Mrs. Law represents adoptive parents and birth parents in private, agency, international, step-parent, and relative adoptions. She has been certified by the Virginia Supreme Court as a Guardian Ad Litem to represent the interests of children in adoptions throughout the Commonwealth. She often speaks at national conferences on intercountry adoption and has visited orphanages all over the world.

    Speaking Engagements
  • 2018 AILA D.C. Regional Conference, November 7, 2018
  • 2018 National Business Institute Webinar, October 9, 2018, Adoption Law: Start to Finish
  • 2018 Academy of Adoption and Assisted Reproduction Attorneys Annual Conference, April 29, 2018, Recent Developments in Adoption of Foreign Born Children
  • 2018 Lawline Webinar, March 19, 2018, Citizenship for Adopted
  • 2017 AILA Annual Conference: "Basics on International Adoption",
  • 2016 Putting Together an Orphan Case
  • 2014 Immigration Law for the Family Law Practitioner
  • 2012 AILA Annual Conference: "The Grand Ole Orphan and other Adoptions"
  • 2011 National Business Institute: "Virginia Adoption Law Start to Finish"
  • 2011 AILA Audio Seminar Birth Abroad: "Bringing my Baby"
  • 2010-2011 AILA Annual Conference on Immigration Law: "A Child’s Claim to Citizenship: Birth, Surrogacy and Adoption"
  • 2010 AILA Audio Seminar Intercounty Adoption: What You Don't Know Can Hurt You"
  • 2009 AILA Annual Conference on Immigration Law: "Intercountry Adoptions: The Hague Convention One Year After"
  • 2008 AILA Annual Conference on Immigration Law: “Adoption and Related Immigration Issues after the Hague Convention”
  • 2008 Case-Western Reserve Law School Guest Speaker: “Citizenship for Adopted Children”
  • 2007 American Academy of Adoption Attorneys Mid-Year Conference Presentation: “Good Adoption Practice—It’s Not Over until Citizenship is Obtained”
  • 2006 Christian Legal Aid of Northern Virginia Immigration Seminar: “Immigration Law Basics: Visas, Green Cards & Citizenship”
  • 2018 National Business Institute Webinar, October 9, 2018, Adoption Law: Start to Finish, "Foster Care Adoption", "Adoption of Foreign Born Children"
  • "The Role of Facilitators in Adoption" by Karen Stoutamyer Law ESQ., Teresa M. McDonough ACSW Apr 01, 2014 Ed.
  • "Intercountry Adoption, Domestic Adoption and the Post-Hague Landscape" by Karen Stoutamyer Law, Dan Berger, Massiell Tercero Parker, and Emily Ferror, Immigration Practice Pointers 2012-13 Ed.
  • “Intercountry Adoptions”: Karen Stoutamyer Law, Adoption Procedures and Forms: A Guide for Virginia Lawyers, Virginia Law Foundation, 2010, available at Virginia CLE (800)-979-8253.
  • "Intercountry Adoptions: Understanding the Procedures One Year after Implementation of the Hague Adoption Convention", by Cynthia Hemphill, Karen Stoutamyer Law and Carine Rosalia-Marion, Immigration & Nationality Law Handbook, AILA Publications, 2009-2010 Edition.
  • “Intercountry Adoption: The Three Categories of Immigrant Visas”, by Cynthia Hemphill, Karen Stoutamyer Law, and Carine Rosalia-Marion, The International Adoption Sourcebook, AILA Publications, 2008

Serving clients in Loudoun County, Fairfax County, Prince William County, Arlington County, Alexandria, Frederick County, Albermarle County, Culpeper County, Dinwiddie County, Pittsylvania County, Rockingham County, Shenandoah County, Spotsylvania County, Stafford County, Warren County, Westmoreland County, Virginia Beach and throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia.