Testimonials

“If you’re looking at this website, then you know 2nd-parent adoption for gay couples can feel overwhelming. Suzanne and Kirsten removed our anxiety and reassured us we had the best legal team possible for success. Why? Through many years of experience, they know the law, and they know the system (who and where to get it done fast). And they were right! They handled our family affairs as if they were their own, and brought to our attention critical issues that we had never considered. We not only consulted them for the adoption of our future daughter (we were 8 months pregnant at the time), but also for the legal relationship with our existing child.  I highly recommend Suzanne Bryant’s services to protect your family now and in the future.”
—Austin Clients

“This evening I thought of you and all you did for our family! (not that I’m not grateful each time I hear my son say, Papa!) But today we sat together and read the book you gave us about 5 years ago. Can you imagine…5 years and now he’s reading on his own! 🙂 I know you’re a busy woman helping other families and just wanted to take a quick moment to thank you.”
—San Antonio Client

“We are so grateful to have acquired Suzanne’s services for our second parent adoption. It was beneficial to begin the process early, when I was still pregnant, so that when our daughter arrived we could focus on our family rather than paperwork! Many thanks to Suzanne and Kirsten for making the experience as simple and straightforward as possible.”
—Austin Clients

“From our very first phone call to Suzanne Bryant’s office, we were completely confident in her and her staff’s abilities. Suzanne and her staff succeeded in turning a potentially confusing, expensive, and frustrating process into one that was easy, exciting, and a complete joy for our family. We absolutely refer all of our adopting friends to the office of Suzanne Bryant!”
—Lumberton Clients

“Suzanne and Kirsten’s support absolutely demystified our unique and accelerated private adoption experience. And Suzanne just plain made it less scary. She is truly a trusted advisor and we will definitely work with her again!”
—Austin Clients

“The process of second-parent adoption for gay couples can seem daunting for families in Texas. With an adverse political climate and complex laws for LGBT people, you want someone on your side during this process. Suzanne is not only a legal expert in this field, but she has a true passion and love for helping families. She has worked hard for many years in Texas, as an advocate and in educating people in the community. She and her staff are quick to answer phone calls, emails, and questions. We are truly grateful for our experience with Suzanne and have completed our second-parent adoption free of fear and full of joy!”
—Austin Clients

“We were concerned the expense of second parent adoptions would make it a difficult goal to achieve. Suzanne put us at ease, however, and worked within our budget and tax laws to finalize the adoption in eight months. Suzanne is providing a tremendously important service to our community removing the financial and legal barriers that have prevented so many of us (LGBTQ families) from being able to protecting our families in Texas. THANK YOU SUZANNE!!”
—Austin Clients

“Not only are 2nd-Parent Adoptions POSSIBLE in Texas, Suzanne made the process incredibly simple! My partner and I met with her in her office for approximately an hour at the initial meeting and then everything else was done via email until the day of the proceeding. From start to finish, the adoption took less than 2 months!” 
—Austin Clients

“Suzanne and Kirsten — Thank you for everything the past few months, so exciting to have this handled and appreciate your organization and communication throughout the process.”
—Dallas Clients

“Our son was six years old when my partner was rushed to the hospital with a medical emergency. As I sat in the unit, I suddenly realized that if something happened to [my partner], I could be challenged for legal custody of our son. It terrified me. I had never bothered to seek a second parent adoption. We immediately were referred to Suzanne Bryant through, not one, but several of our friends. She was incredibly responsive and ushered the process through as fast and afford-ably as she could. We highly recommend Suzanne Bryant’s services. She’s professional, detail-oriented and lovingly walked us through the process.” 
—Dallas Clients

“We knew that we would never be able to do a second parent adoption in Abilene. We had heard about Suzanne through our church friends who had just adopted their daughter. I had my son adopted before he was 11 months old and my daughter when she was only two months old. We had a wonderful experience with Suzanne and her amazing staff. I have recommended her to all my friends and will continue to do so. It was a very special experience I will remember and cherish forever.” 
—Abilene Clients