Dear friends of adoption:
Welcome to my website, intended to tell you more about adoption, and my law practice. As an attorney, I dedicate my practice exclusively to adoption, and have done so for twenty-eight years. I love my job - creating families - as I believe adoption is the ultimate loving act - putting a child first. Adoption can be a complex legal act, but I strive to make it feel smooth, simple and emotionally rewarding for everyone I work with.
I'd like to do two things, first to tell you about adoption (so you can see if it is right for you); and second, tell you about me (so you can see if I am the right attorney for you). To learn the basics of California adoption law, click here. To learn more about my qualifications, click here. For now, however, here is some basic information about me:
- I have been a member of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys (only 24 attorneys are admitted in California) from 1992-2016 (although I recently terminated my membership due to not having time to attend required out-of-state membership meetings).
- I strive to educate the public in planning safe, ethical and loving adoptions and have authored some of the most popular adoption books in the United States. (The covers are below, available at internet retailers like Amazon, as well as bookstores and libraries.)
- In my law practice I do ONLY adoptions (private/independent, agency and stepparent). I'm very "hands on" and handle every case personally. I keep my practice small for true personal service (I don't have junior associates or paralegals that you get passed to.
To contact me and learn more, you can call me at 951-787-8300 (I'm in Riverside, California, and work with adoptive parents throughout California, and birth mothers from around the nation - although I'd say most live in Southern California).
Pregnant? If you are a birth mother, you can click here to learn more about adoption. I have a special toll free number: 1-800-756-6757, in addition to my local number. I'm available almost twenty-four hours a day, as I understand the emergency and emotional nature of adoption. If you call and get my voice mail, just press "1" to connect immediately to my cell phone. Or, you can email me by clicking here.
Whether you are considering placing a child for adoption, or building your family through adoption, I look forward to speaking to you!
| "Educational and empowering."
| "Showers the anxious parent with information."
—Booklist, American Library Association
Law Offices of Randall Hicks
11801 Pierce Street, Suite 200
Riverside, CA 92505
Toll free for birth mothers: 1-800-756-6757
Email Randy: click here