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An Airman and his Wife Adopt their Niece with the Help of Their Pro Bono Attorney

May 21, 2021

An Air Force servicemember and his wife had a niece who was suffering in an unsafe home environment with her parents. Her father had recently been arrested for child abuse, and her mother was addicted to substances. The Airman and his wife believed they could care for the child and give her a safe and stable home. They visited their local legal assistance office for advice about how to adopt the child.

Their legal assistance attorney referred their case to the ABA Military Pro Bono Project, which connected them with a local pro bono attorney. The attorney guided the couple through the adoption process, and the couple successfully adopted their niece.

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