(816) 792-2020


Our firm has been handling in-state, interstate and international adoptions for over 30 years. We handle step-parent adoptions, private placement adoptions, placements through Social Services and agency placements. We represent both birth parents and adoptive parents in adoption matters.

We have worked with most adoption agencies in the greater Kansas City area, including but not being limited to: American Adoptions, Adoption & Beyond, Inc., Catholic Charities, LDS Family Services, Christian Family Services, and Adoption & Counseling Services For Families, Inc. We are also familiar with and work with a select group of other attorneys and law firms who practice in this limited area.

If you are receiving a child for adoption out of state, we can work with you on finalization in Missouri and provide legal counsel and complete paperwork necessary with respect to the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children.


We can handle the adoption of your child by your spouse. With over 30 years of experience, we can advise you on the quickest, most cost effective way to handle this type of adoption.


Adult adoptions are recognized in Missouri and we have assisted numerous families with adult adoptions.


Our firm has also tried numerous termination of parental rights cases, when such have been required to complete the adoption process for our clients.

Whether you are a mother looking to place your child for adoption or a family looking to adopt, we can help you with the legal process from pre-birth through finalization.



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Marshall W. Woody - mwoody@pattonwagner.com

Breahn R.Vokolek - bvokolek@pattonwagner.com

Michelle R. Dunn - mdunn@pattonwagner.com

John R Brage - jbrage@pattonwagner.com

Andrea Shipers - ashipers@pattonwagner.com

Mandy Green - mgreen@pattonwagner.com

Amanda Rentschler - arentschler@pattonwagner.com

114 Westwoods Drive
Liberty, Missouri 64068

Telephone: (816) 792-2020

Facsimile: (816) 792-2260

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