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About Us

We are a law firm dedicated exclusively to adoption.

We represent clients throughout California in stepparent adoptions, fost-adopt finalizations, adult adoptions, guardianships and international readoptions. We are able to serve most counties in California. Our companion firm, TruAdopt, is dedicated exclusively to expectant parent (birth parent) representation.

Celeste Liversidge

Attorney Celeste Liversidge has been practicing exclusively in the field of adoption law since 2001. She is a fellow of both the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys and the Academy of California Adoption Lawyers and a member of the National Association of Counsel for Children, Christian Adoption Legal Services, National Council For Adoption and the North American Council on Adoptable Children. Celeste earned her law degree from Pepperdine University School of Law and her undergraduate degree from Westmont College. She has served on numerous boards and as an adjunct professor at Pepperdine School of Law. Celeste is a frequent guest lecturer and speaker on a variety of adoption-related issues.

Jill Cucullu

After graduating valedictorian from Pepperdine School of Law, Jill served as the founding director of Pepperdine’s Legal Clinic at the Union Rescue Mission, where she practiced a wide variety of law including family, limited criminal, and even tax. There she met Celeste Liversidge, who volunteered her family law expertise to the clinic. The two were a fit and when Jill resigned from the Mission to have her first child she joined Celeste to form Adoption Law Group. Jill and her husband now have six children – four through birth and two through adoption. Jill is passionate about family formation and children and is actively involved in children’s ministry through her church and children’s school.

Matt Kessler

Matt recently earned his law degree from Cardiff University, after previously completing his BA at Gustavus Adolphus College, where he studied Philosophy and English. In addition to his role as a legal assistant, he works part time as a dog handler at a doggy day-care. Matt is an enthusiastic team member who is excited to be doing meaningful legal work helping people through their adoption journey.

Celeste Liversidge

Attorney Celeste Liversidge has been practicing exclusively in the field of adoption law since 2001. She is a fellow of both the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys and the Academy of California Adoption Lawyers and a member of the National Association of Counsel for Children, Christian Adoption Legal Services, National Council For Adoption and the North American Council on Adoptable Children. Celeste earned her law degree from Pepperdine University School of Law and her undergraduate degree from Westmont College. She has served on numerous boards and as an adjunct professor at Pepperdine School of Law. Celeste is a frequent guest lecturer and speaker on a variety of adoption-related issues.

Jill Cucullu

After graduating valedictorian from Pepperdine School of Law, Jill served as the founding director of Pepperdine’s Legal Clinic at the Union Rescue Mission, where she practiced a wide variety of law including family, limited criminal, and even tax. There she met Celeste Liversidge, who volunteered her family law expertise to the clinic. The two were a fit and when Jill resigned from the Mission to have her first child she joined Celeste to form Adoption Law Group. Jill and her husband now have six children – four through birth and two through adoption. Jill is passionate about family formation and children and is actively involved in children’s ministry through her church and children’s school.

Matt Kessler

Matt recently earned his law degree from Cardiff University, after previously completing his BA at Gustavus Adolphus College, where he studied Philosophy and English. In addition to his role as a legal assistant, he works part time as a dog handler at a doggy day-care. Matt is an enthusiastic team member who is excited to be doing meaningful legal work helping people through their adoption journey.

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“Adoption Law Group strives to handle each matter with diligence and compassion, always keeping childrens’ best interests as our central focus.”

We will always be grateful for the way Adoption Law Group handled our adoption –  from the very first phone call to our finalization day. Each step along the way, Celeste kept us informed about what to expect next.  She didn’t sugarcoat the process, which we appreciated, and did a great job of helping us focus on what was truly important and not get distracted by unimportant details.

Nancy

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