Joel and Judie Church’s Adoption
“We have been blessed to be able to adopt two beautiful children with the help of our attorney, Michelle Erich. We would like to share the wonderful adoption experience we had working with Michelle.
As many have struggled with infertility, so did we. We weighed our options and prayed for God’s guidance.
We were led to Michelle through a long series of events, so we filled out her paperwork and waited hopefully.
In 1998 Michelle called us to meet with a birth mom. Our son, Jade, came home with us 11 days later! It was a great experience, and Michelle led us through it with her wonderful expertise. We were blessed with love and support from family, friends, and Michelle. The adoption of our son can be summed up in one word-JOY!!
We were happy with our family but open to another adoption. Happily, in 2004,Michelle found for us our second child, a daughter, Jordan. She is a precious little girl and the apple of her Daddy’s eye.
We are very fortunate to have had Michelle as our attorney. She has been fair and helpful. We appreciate her Christian approach in facilitating both of our adoptions.
Our lives are very full, busy, and hectic, but the joy these two children have brought into our lives and the lives of our families and friends is immeasurable! We have nothing but praise for adoption.”
The Halls’ Experience
“After eleven years of marriage, too hours of prayer to count, and no luck with infertility specialists, we heard about Michelle Erich through members of our church. Their daughter had adopted a baby girl through Michelle very quickly, and they were impressed.
With a wait of only a few days the first time and less than a month the second time, we were able to adopt 2 wonderful boys, eleven months apart. It was meant to be – the boys resemble each other and us! Both adoptions were handled so smoothly that we never lost a night’s sleep!
Our birth mothers were both young women, one was 15, the other 22. Their reasons for choosing adoption were different in many details, but they both wanted a traditional home for their babies with a mom and dad who had a strong marriage with some financial security. We had been married over a decade, and I think that looked good to them. They were unselfish mothers making decisions to help their children have better lives than they though could expect if they tried to keep them themselves. Since we live out of state, visits aren’t easy, but we happily provide pictures every few months to the birth mothers.”
Rhett & Suzie Hall,
“Michelle Erich is a fantastic attorney with extensive knowledge and expertise in the area of Family Law and Adoption. My husband and I knew we wanted to work with Michelle immediately following our first telephone conversation with her in 2009 regarding our desire to adopt. It was obvious that she was passionate about her work and genuinely concerned about the well-being of the children, birth parents, and adoptive parents she represented.
Michelle was honest with us from the start regarding timeframes, costs, and the possibility that a fall-through or other complication could occur during any phase of the adoption process. She also helped us set realistic expectations so we wouldn’t get frustrated or disheartened.
Michelle worked extremely hard to ensure our dreams of having a family ultimately came to fruition. Her years of experience working with young birthmothers, coupled with her knowledge of the CA Social Services system and Adoption law, gave us a comfort level we had not experienced with any other agency or attorney.
Michelle is a real professional and someone I would recommend highly to anyone seeking an Adoption or Family Law Attorney. She is tremendous and we owe her immensely for helping us navigate the complicated adoption process.Top Qualities: Great Results, Personable, High Integrity”