Susan I. Paquet

Susan I. Paquet

Prior to her death in 2018, Ms. Paquet’s law practice was exclusive to Adoption Law and Assisted Reproduction Law. She practiced in this area of law for almost thirty years. Previous to the practice of law, Ms. Paquet studied and worked in social work related fields.

Included in her law practice were independent domestic adoptions, agency domestic adoptions, international adoptions, contested adoptions, interstate adoptions, family adoptions, step-parent adoptions, mediation, adoptions involving the Indian Child Welfare Act, drafting of surrogacy agreements and other assisted reproduction work.

In 1991, Ms. Paquet was invited to join the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys. The Academy is a national association of only approximately 330 selected attorneys across the United States who practice in the field of adoption law. The Academy’s work includes promoting positive adoption laws, and disseminating information on ethical adoption practices.