While ANLC was founded in 2002, attorney Kristin A.F. Yellin took over as owner and chief legal counsel for the practice in 2007.
Since then, the practice has undergone significant expansion and restructuring, both in the number of employees and in the services it provides.
The organization has fostered a more collaborative approach to the adoption process, serving the needs of clients and birth mothers.
"I feel that we have come such a long way in terms of transparency and achieving trust with prospective adopting parents, as well as birth mothers seeking a home for their baby," said Yellin
"Our employees are confident and passionate about our services and sleep well at night knowing that we as an organization approach our work with the utmost integrity."
One of the center's priorities is painting an accurate picture of the process for prospective adopting parents.
speaks personally with all prospective adopting parents before they become clients to make sure that they have realistic expectations of the adoption journey and a thorough understanding of the center's services.
Yellin is especially proud of the center's Client Liaison department, which offers education, support, feedback and encouragement to clients through the adoption process.
"We are so grateful to be able to give back to our adoption community in this way and to help raise adoption awareness in this very special month," stated Kristin A.F. Yellin, Chief Counsel of Adoption Network Law Center.
We look forward to continuing our efforts of providing professional and nurturing adoption assistance to Adopting Parents in Illinois," said Kristin A.F. Yellin, ANLC's Chief Legal Counsel.
In November 2012, Kristin A.F. Yellin, Chief Counsel of ANLC, called David and Melissa to let them know that they had been selected to receive ANLC's 2012 National Adoption Month Pro Bono Adoption Services Award.