Dawn’s Blog

News, Updates and Resources for Legal Professionals and those who follow adoption law

Public outcry is needed for Tennessee to fix the Department of Children’s Services

Public outcry is needed for Tennessee to fix the Department of Children's Services - Opinion - By Dawn Coppock - Published by The Tennessean, The Knoxville News Sentinel & The Commercial Appeal - January 4, 2023.  Click the blue link for the full text of Dawn's...

Registration Open – Adoption Law School Summer Camp At the Beach – April 12-15, 2023

Adoption Law School Summer Camp At The Beach April 12-15, 2023 Registration is Open! Become a better adoption lawyer,Strengthen your relationships with colleagues,andSpend your afternoons on the beach. I’ve kept what you love, The beautiful Gulf Coast, Comprehensive,...

The “First in Adoption” Bill is on the move!

How to follow it through the Legislature. The “First in Adoption” Bill (HB 1856 Carter/SB 1851 Haile) passed the House Civil Justice Subcommittee last week and is scheduled for a hearing before the full house committee tomorrow, Tues. March 27, 2018 at 3:00 CST. If...

“First In Adoption” Bill Big Tennessee News!

The “First In Adoption” bill is moving in the TN Legislature. HB 1856 Rep. Mike Carter/ SB 1851 Sen. Ferrell Haile What it does: Creates one short and simple surrender form and relieves a number of related bureaucratic requirements; Refines elements to prove rounds...

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