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 and immigration attorney practicing in Virginia. Her immigration practice is national. 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 Academy of Adoption and Assisted Reproduction Attorneys and a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the Virginia State Bar, and the Virginia Women Attorneys Association. She currently serves as the Deputy Director of Intercountry Adoption for the Academy of Adoption and Assisted Reproduction Attorneys. She also served on the AILA International Operations Liaison Committee for two years. Working with those professional associations, she submitted comments to USCIS on proposed rules, operating procedures and policy memoranda. She has also assisted with drafting federal and state legislation and has provided comments and technical expertise to legislators and policy makers at the Department of State and USCIS. She was designated as a 2013 Angel in Adoption by the Congressional Coalition on Adoption. In cooperation with the Loudoun County Department of Family Services and the Virginia Women Attorneys Association, she co-chaired the annual celebration of adoption in Loudoun County, Virginia, Loudoun Adoption Day, for thirteen years. She often speaks at national conferences on intercountry adoption issues and publishes articles on those same topics. She enjoys volunteering at orphanages throughout the world, including South Africa, Nicaragua, Honduras, Mexico, Belize, and Jamaica.

  • 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.

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.