MICHAEL S. GOLDSTEIN
is an Attorney (admitted in New York and Florida), New York
State Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and adoptive father of three who concentrates his practice
in adoptions. For almost 30 years, Michael has been involved with over 2,500+ successful
adoptions, which include domestic, agency, international, readoption, single parent, two
parent, second parent, and foster care adoptions. Michael's representation has assisted clients
to be successful in adopting within the United States and other countries through advertising,
word-of-mouth, internet, and contacts with the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys
(AAAA; a nationally recognized group of adoption attorneys), as well as with many adoption
agencies. In 2007 Michael and his wife, Joy, co-founded
"Forever Families Through Adoption, Inc.,"
a New York and Connecticut licensed adoption placement agency and resource center.
Michael, who received the prestigious 2006 Congressional "Angels in Adoption" Award, is one
of only three attorneys nationally approved by the Department of State to provide international
incoming and outgoing adoption services under the Hague Treaty. He is a founding member,
past Board Member, and current Fellow of the AAAA and a founding and Board member of New
York Attorneys for Adoption and Family Formation (NYAAFF).