CVLS has some outstanding volunteers. There are those who are always willing to take new cases and provide help whenever there are clients in need. Sandy Morris is one of those consistent heavy hitters; she frequently reaches out to us to represent clients in adoption matters. Sandy recently helped two families achieve permanency through the adoption process.
Kevin and Amanda, a married couple, sought to adopt Amanda’s 14-year-old daughter. Kevin played the role of the child’s father for nearly the entirety of the child’s life but had no legal relationship to her. Sandy was more than happy to file a Petition for Adoption on their behalf. The adoption was finalized last year, and according to Sandy, “there were lots of happy tears!”
At the tail end of 2021, Sandy also resolved a grandparent adoption. Volunteer Chris Lincoln drafted the initial documents, but Sandy took over in court. Christina and George were able to adopt their grandchildren after a lengthy process. Since the children have lived with the grandparents virtually of their lives, this adoption provided a much-needed sense of stability for them.
We are so happy to have volunteers like Sandy who are dedicated to consistent pro bono practice. Our clients – and our staff – are grateful for your help. If you are reading this and have an interest in taking a pro bono case, please visit our website (cvls.org) to see how you can get involved.