Our Practice


For over 35 years, we have devoted our services to helping hundreds of birth mothers and adoptive parents through the process of adoption. With private adoption being an important focus of our practice, we proudly espouse a three-fold purpose.

1. To serve the needs of prospective adoptive parents in building their family

2. To assist birth parents in dealing with an unplanned pregnancy in a loving and life-affirming way

3. To help an innocent child in finding a loving and secure home.

Because adoption can be an exciting, challenging and sometimes unnerving experience, we are committed not only to making the process an enriching and successful one for all participants involved but are also focused in ensuring that it is completed in a timely, professional and compassionate manner.


In the early stages of Durand Cook’s general practice of law, he started into the field of adoption quite by accident, when two of his former college classmates simultaneously asked him to assist them by helping them adopt newborn infants. By the time Durand had researched the field and located appropriate birth mothers for each couple, they had already adopted children, leaving Durand with the opportunity to serve the birth mothers’ needs by helping them appropriate parents for their unborn children.

As the years progressed, the law firm refined its unique and effective method of adoptions. By encouraging mutual commitment to form between the Adoptive Parents and the Birth Mother/Parents, our team is able to serve everyone’s needs most effectively. From the 70s until now, Durand and his team have acknowledged how special it is to practice one’s profession and make a difference in peoples lives.