"25 years of experience, graduated
from Creighton University School of Law, Omaha"

About Michael

People often ask me what I like best about my job as an adoption attorney. Without hesitation, I always say, “When I receive that first Thank You card or Holiday Card with a photograph of the family that I in part helped create.”

I’ve done a lot of adoptions, yet every one of them is special to me. I can’t think of another profession that would give me the same feeling I have once the papers for finalization are signed and I see the look on the adoptive parents’ faces.

I graduated from Creighton University School of Law, Omaha, NE in 1988, and I practiced criminal law and small business law for the following eight years. However, in 1996 I was given an opportunity to begin practicing adoption law, and after the first few cases, I instantly knew that I wanted to make a career out of completing families. I have completed over 1,000 adoptions since then.

I have a wonderful wife and two great kids who understand that my job sometimes requires me to miss family dinners or my kids’ football games or dance recitals. It is tough at times, but if the roles were reversed, I would want my adoption attorney to be available at any time on any day. Communication is essential in this profession, and I wouldn’t be successful without this commitment to prospective adoptive families and birth parents.

I also have…

  • Lectured on behalf of the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Lectured on behalf of the Missouri Bar Association
  • Lectured on behalf of the Kansas Bar Association for Continuing Legal Education in the area of adoption law
  • Spoken frequently before the Kansas Legislature’s Joint Committee on Children’s Issues
  • Lectured at different adoption groups and conferences, such as the Metropolitan Adoption Council of Kansas City.

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I appreciate you spending some time to learn about my practice. If you are seeking an adoption attorney who is passionate about completing families, please consider me as your legal counsel along the way.

Michael J. Belfonte