Growing your family, Growing in love

Springfield, MO Adoption Attorney

Kay Van Pelt emphasizes personal attention to her clients’ adoption process, with the knowledge of details necessary to promptly address your questions and concerns. Kay is able to skillfully deal with the legal issues which arise in order to complete a secure adoption.

Kay's life work is helping advise and guide couples through the adoption process to help create new forever families.

While adoption is a happy time in the lives of a new family, it is important to realize that adoption involves a  complex area of law that includes state statutes and regulations, federal statutes and regulations, the laws of other countries and even international treaties. As adoption is Kay's sole area of practice, she is the experienced and knowledgeable lawyer that you want guiding you through this complex yet wonderful process.

Kay Van Pelt is a Fellow of the Academy of Adoption & Assisted Reproduction Attorneys, a national organization of attorneys who are experienced in the complexities of adoption law as well as the interstate & international regulations surrounding adoption.

We handle all kinds of adoption including private independent placement adoptions, adoptions in which the client is adopting through a licensed child-placing agency, including Missouri Children’s Division, and stepparent adoptions. We also represent adoptive parents who are working with an agency on international adoption.

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Kay van Pelt

Awards and Honors

Academy of Adoption & Assisted Reproduction Attorneys

Listed In Missouri / Kansas Super Lawyers

Recipient of Equal Access to Justice Award

Recipient of Faith In Action Award

Member of the Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association

Member of the Missouri Bar Association

About Van Pelt Law

F. Richard "Rick" and Kay Van Pelt

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When you are in the middle of life’s toughest challenges, you need advice that comes from experience. With over 70 years of combined experience,  you can rely on F. Richard "Rick" and Kay Van Pelt to guide you in achieving the results you desire.

Van Pelt & Van Pelt has received a Top Tier 1 rating from Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" for Family Law.

Recognized by Best Lawyers in America for Family Law for nineteen years straight, and selected as 1 of 100 Diplomates of the American College of Family Trial Lawyers in the U.S., F. Richard "Rick" Van Pelt brings an unprecedented amount of knowledge and experience to settlements, mediation, and in the courtroom, on your behalf. More importantly, he dedicates time to understand every aspect of your situation. His tenacity, compassion, intuition, and work ethic will serve you in achieving your best outcome in your Dissolution of Marriage, legal separation, or modification case.

Kay Van Pelt is a Fellow of the Academy of Adoption & Assisted Reproduction Attorneys, has been recognized as a Missouri / Kansas Super Lawyer, and has a nationwide network of professional contacts and resources to help you achieve success in your adoption journey. With hundreds of successful cases completed, Kay has the knowledge and experience to anticipate problems before they arise so you can achieve a secure adoptive placement.

The best advice comes from the best experience. Quite simply, Rick and Kay Van Pelt have worked their entire careers to be able to offer you exactly that.

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