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Kay Van Pelt

Awards & Honors

  • Fellow of the Academy of Adoption & Assisted Reproduction Attorneys
  • Listed in Missouri / Kansas Super Lawyers
  • Recipient of Equal Access to Justice Award - Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Recipient of Faith in Action Award
  • Member of the Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Member of the Missouri Bar Association
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Kay Van Pelt – Springfield Adoption Attorney

It has been my privilege to assist in the creation of families through adoption, with over 35 years of experience. My adoption practice includes private adoptions, agency placement adoptions, step-parent adoptions, and completion of international adoptions. I have extensive experience in handling the complexities of an interstate adoption, as well as Missouri procedures necessary to complete a secure adoption. I emphasize providing individual attention and service to my clients in their goal of expanding their families.

As a Fellow of the Academy of Adoption & Assisted Reproduction  Attorneys, I am able to participate in programs and attend meetings that expose me to some of the best adoption attorneys in the nation. These associations provide me with knowledge and insight on interstate adoption legal matters as well as contacts with experienced adoption attorneys in other states which is necessary when handling interstate adoptions.

Education

Kay received her Bachelor of Arts in Public Affairs Reporting in 1980 from the University of Missouri, Columbia, where she graduated cum laude and with honors.

Kay received her Juris Doctor Degree in 1983 from the University of Missouri, Columbia School of Law. She was named to the Dean’s Honor Roll. She was a member of The Missouri Law Review. In 1983, Kay authored, “The Standard of Reliability for Declarations Against Penal Interest in Missouri”, 48 University of Missouri, Columbia, Law Review 3, Summer 1984. Kay received an American Jurisprudence Award for excellent achievement in the study of evidence law. She received an Academic Achievement in Law Award for Tort Law. She received an Academic Achievement in Law Award for Employment Discrimination.

Awards & Honors

  • Fellow of the Academy of Adoption & Assisted Reproduction Attorneys
  • Listed in Missouri / Kansas Super Lawyers
  • Recipient of Equal Access to Justice Award - Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Recipient of Faith in Action Award
  • Member of the Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Member of the Missouri Bar Association
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