Testimonials

What our Clients and Partners are Saying About Us


We have been blessed to work with such caring people...

Adoption is something special and unique, yet so seamless at the same time. The office of James Fletcher Thompson has worked diligently to help us build our family, twice, through the adoptions of our son and our daughter. The social workers, office staff, cradle-care providers, and Mr. Thompson, himself, are all so professional and courteous during what is often an emotional, yet joyous occasion.  We have been blessed to work with such caring people, who we truly think of as an extension to our wonderfully-created family.
– Anonymous, Adoptive Parent

Thank you so much for all you have done to make our dream of adoption come true.

Thank you so much for all you have done to make our dream of adoption come true. At all stages of the process, you have been considerate, kind, and professional and we have always felt confidence that we were in good hands. We are absolutely in love with our son and couldn’t be happier.

Rob and Marlene, Adoptive Parents


Adoption is stressful enough but with Thompson law firm, there is no added stress.

Our adoption process was very smooth. All of the risks were clearly explained. We were very worried to begin with because we didn’t know what to expect. We were given information in a timely matter to help keep our minds at ease. We also felt comfortable asking questions and you need to feel comfortable since this is very much a “hurry up and wait” process. Everyone we dealt with in the office has very clear communication and keeps you informed of everything you need to know. Adoption is stressful enough but with Thompson law firm, there is no added stress. It was very nice to have this handled with no added worries. I will use them again without hesitation in the future!

-Anonymous, Adoptive Parent


Jim Thompson proved to be honest, wise, and personable.

Jim Thompson proved to be honest, wise, and personable. His entire team is outstanding and their passion for their work and their clients is displayed in everything they do.

Jim’s insight into the adoptive process and all the intricate details that go into adoption proved incredibly beneficial to our family.

-Drew, Adoptive Parent


"Thank You" does not even begin to express our gratitude...

“Thank You” does not even begin to express our gratitude for all that you and your firm did to help us reach our dream of parenthood. At times it seemed like it would never happen for us, but God’s perfect plan was in the works and would not be rushed. I know that there were many people at your firm who had a hand in our adoption process, but I want to especially thank Lauren and Mary for their hard work and kindness. You all are a special group of people and our prayer is that you continue to bring families together for many, many years to come!

Anonymous, Adoptive Parent


The work that Mr. Thompson does is important and amazing work.

After retaining Mr. Thompson as our attorney for the case intervention and, finally, the adoption of our foster daughter, whenever we would tell people that we had hired Jim Thompson, we would always hear such high praise of him and how well respected he is. We can absolutely see why that is. From the very first time we met with Mr. Thompson, he helped us feel at ease during the very tense and stressful journey of advocating for and adopting our daughter. We always felt complete confidence in his advice, suggestions and plans, and we always knew he was giving our case his all. The work that Mr. Thompson does is important and amazing work, and we can never fully express our respect and gratitude for him.
We also have to mention Mr. Thompson’s assistant Vicki, who, in our opinion, is such a wonderful asset to the firm. Vicki is efficient and thorough, and is always willing to answer questions, find out answers to questions and she kept us well informed throughout our journey. Vicki is so genuinely kind and thoughtful. She got to know us throughout our journey and we got to know her as well, and at times she held us together when we thought we would fall apart along the way.
The professional yet personal treatment we received from Mr. Thompson and everyone that we worked with in his office will alway be appreciated and will never be forgotten. Mr. Thompson and Vicki will always hold a special place in our hearts and will forever be a big part of the foundation of our family.
– Anonymous, Adoptive Parent


We will be forever blessed by his wisdom as he handled the most terrifying storm for parents and turned it into the most beautiful adoption of our daughter.

What an incredible journey it has been through the adoption process. My husband and I were and are still incredibly honored and blessed to have Jim Thompson and Mary Waldrop as our first line of defense when it comes to our daughter. At 9 months old the most adorable baby girl came into our lives as a “temporary foster placement.” Little did we know there would next be 3 sets of pictures of her sitting on Santa’s lap, birthday cakes to be smashed, and Easter eggs to hunt over the next few years. We were thriving in parenthood and were on top of the world with the life God blessed us with. Then there came a heavy storm. The storm when the pain seeps to your core. A decision was made about the possible removal of our daughter who had been living with us for over 2 1/2 years! But there was a trusting friend to recommend Jim Thompson who she quickly described as, “the best adoption attorney I’ve ever came across in court,” “the golden ticket when you need to win a trying case,” “the most knowledgeable attorney of the law you will meet,” and best of all, “there is a strength in him to fight for what is right by child and he will not stop until the work is done.” Well, to be honest, what more could we ever want in an attorney as we needed to place the fate of our forever family in somebody else’s hands? The day I called Jim Thompson’s office Mary Waldrop answered the phone and I knew she could hear the trembling of my voice as I begged to meet with Jim anywhere in his schedule. A few hours later I was sitting in Jim’s office, discussing the situation while he mapped out his initial plan of action. Throughout the next year I watched as Jim and Mary continued to amaze us in their works as they fought to keep our daughter with the only parents she had ever known. There were many nights I would kneel by the bedside weeping to God the day before court begging for a way for us not to lose our first and only child. Then, as we would walk into that courtroom with Jim by our side, I knew then and there my prayers came true. Jim never leaves a leaf unturned, a question unanswered, or shows up to battle not prepared. With every Birthday and anniversary of our “gotcha day,” Jim Thompson and Mary Waldrop will forever have our blessings as we pray our prayer of thankfulness. Mary is the calm in the storm from the moment she captures first-hand all the emotions on every phone call. We are so grateful for Mary’s kindness, wisdom, love, and respect as she made us feel like we were the only clients Jim had (and we all know that is far from the truth)! Jim Thompson is the best of the best. Jim Thompson WILL fight and he will gain every ounce of respect in the courtroom. There is no battle too big for Jim to conquer. We will be forever blessed by his wisdom as he handled the most terrifying storm for parents and turned it into the most beautiful adoption of our daughter. With our highest regard you have our respect and love.

-Hunter and Ivy, Adoptive Parents


Having legal recognition of our family means the world to us...

Where to begin? My wife and I got pregnant through reciprocal IVF in Spain and gave birth in Switzerland. The legal situation for same-sex couples in Europe is fairly dire and so we were desperate to find an adoption solution in the US. We were referred to James Thompson by a lawyer from our hometown in Brooklyn, NY. Mary Waldrop was quickly responsive and helpful in setting up an initial call and we felt immediately confident and comfortable working with everyone at the firm. Flying across the globe with our 9 month-old son for a possible adoption decree was a bit terrifying but with the cool guidance of everyone at the law offices of James Fletcher Thompson, we boarded the plane. Just two days into our trip we received good news from Jim that we could be seen by a judge and jumped into action. What resulted was a positive meeting with a guardian and a heart-warming conclusion in which my wife and I were both able to legally adopt our own son. Having legal recognition of our family means the world to us and we take back this adoption decree to Switzerland with high hopes it will be recognized by all.

-Rachel & Kaitlyn, Second Parent Adoption & Affirmation of Parental Rights Clients


I am so thankful for you guys. I have the most perfect family I could of imagined for my son. Now he is blessed with 2 families.

I was six weeks when I found out I was pregnant. I was scared. I was going thru things with my children’s father. So now I was a single mother of 5, at 27. I was referred to this law firm. Not knowing much about adoption I called and immediately Ms. Lauren Dove came to meet with me. I lived 3 hrs away. She helped me thru the whole process. They were there every step of the way from every doctors visit to the birth and even to this day. I am so thankful for you guys. I have the most perfect family I could of imagined for my son. Now he is blessed with 2 families. And thru the whole thing I felt as if Lauren became more of a friend then just somebody from a law firm. Y’all are so caring and understanding. Thank y’all!

-Kristin, Birth Mother


He changed my life, more importantly my daughter's, for the better.

Mr. Thompson and everyone at his firm are unbelievable people. What he has done to make my family whole can not be put into words. He is someone I look up to, someone who took the time away from his family so he could help mine, someone who deserves all the recognition he has received for his work with adoption. While an Angel of Adoption award is a very high honor, I simply think he needs a few steps higher. He changed my life, more importantly my daughters, for the better. For every birthday and holiday that will come the rest of our lives, Mr Thompson, Mary Waldrop and all of his staff will get a special prayer of thanks. He is someone who goes above and beyond, who is level headed when you are not, who carefully handles your case with the utmost care with genuineness. He is the only way to go when seeking out adoption. He is the best for a reason. Whether you are a birthmother in need of guidance and help, or an adoptive family looking to complete your lives, go to him. He will do what is right and I never felt any pressure from him which was amazing. Everything was my choice with him giving me the tools I needed to make clear, meaningful choices, I will forever be grateful and a simple recommendation does not seem fit enough, but hey, its a start.
– Holly, Birth Mother
 

As a birth mother, I was treated with the utmost respect from the beginning and never felt like I was alone.

My fiance and I were referred to Mr. Thompson, and I am so thankful that we were! Jim and his team have been so kind to us and made this experience as positive as possible. At first, we were nervous when we found out I was pregnant. Once we made the decision to have our baby adopted we contacted Jim’s office. He met with us the same day, and put us at ease. There was never any pressure about our decision, and Jim and his team also made sure we understood everything during the process. As a birth mother, I was treated with the utmost respect from the beginning and never felt like I was alone. There was always someone there to help! Jim and his team are such caring people, and it shows in all they do. We were able to choose a wonderful couple for our child, and in doing so gave her the life we want for her. We are so grateful to Jim and his team for enabling us to give such a wonderful gift to our baby, and also to a lovely family.

Amanda, Birth Parent


I highly recommend the Law Offices of James Fletcher Thompson for anyone seeking guidance and assistance on a surrogacy journey!

I highly recommend the Law Offices of James Fletcher Thompson for anyone seeking guidance and assistance on a surrogacy journey! My husband and I are a same-sex couple so without James Thompson and his team we would not have our happy and healthy seven-month-old baby boy. James and his team, especially Shannon, were right there with us through every step of the way. Their guidance, support, and incredible Gestational Surrogate matching program helped us achieve our goal of having a family. We will forever be grateful!

-Kevin, Intended Parent


The experience was one that I will never forget and I will always be so grateful that I went through the Law Offices of James Fletcher Thompson

When my husband and I first looked into me becoming a surrogate, we never would have imagined how amazing and wonderful the whole process would have been. Shannon is who we interacted with the most and she was kind and patient and respectful and knowledgeable and I could keep going on. Each step was explained to us and she really did make our whole experience wonderful. When matching us to a family, I don’t think she could have found a better match. Because of Shannon, James Fletcher Thompson law offices and the family that they matched us up with, I am going to be a surrogate again. The experience was one that I will never forget and I will always be so grateful that I went through the Law Offices of James Fletcher Thompson and had Shannon with me the whole time to answer any and all of my questions. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!!

-Jennifer, Gestational Carrier


In my civil case against a municipality he got me a settlement more than twice the insurance cap allows.

For anyone considering this firm just know that Jim is an excellent adoption lawyer by day, and a Super Hero lawyer by night. They saved me from an unbearable fate other law firms were too scared to try. In my civil case against a municipality he got me a settlement more than twice the insurance cap allows. Don’t be fooled by his gentle and bookish demeanor. This man is a fighter for YOU. I cannot say enough about James Fletcher Thompson and Mary, his paralegal. Together, we slayed the dragon! If you want an honest man of honor and integrity, not to mention exceptional intelligence, then look no further. You have found him.

Randi, Civil Litigation Client

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