Few occasions are more joyous in a courtroom than the completion of a successful adoption. Most birth moms want what is best for their child and most adoption agencies and attorneys are trying to do what’s right for everyone involved. Which is why it’s important to recognize when this is not the case, whether it’s the result of a financial scam, emotional vampire, or misguided couple or birth mom. On this episode of Thread of Evidence, Dr. Joni Johnston interview adoption attorney Derek J. Williams and takes a look at how to recognize and prevent adoption scams so everyone involved in the adoption process can make experience the joys of adoption while avoiding the emotional heartbreak and financial pitfalls.
Derek Williams’ practice focuses on civil litigation with an emphasis in medical malpractice defense, adoption law, product liability, and personal injury defense. He represents doctors, hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care providers involving regulatory, insurance, and professional liability matters.