Family Building, The Law Office of Ted R. YoumansMr. Youmans graduated from Whittier Law School in 1986, after receiving his Bachelors Degree in 1982 from the University of Arizona. He was licensed to practice law in California in 1987, and he became a named partner in Van Deusen, Youmans & Walmsley of Santa Ana, California, in 1992. The firm specialized in adoption, adoption litigation, foster parent and dependency litigation, guardianships and surrogacy and related litigation. In November 2009,Mr. Youmans founded the Family Building, The Law Office of Ted R. Youmans. In addition to children’s law practice,Mr. Youmans has been active in legislative changes in these areas of the law. In 2006, he served as an adjunct adoption law professor at Whittier Law School in Costa Mesa, California, and continues to serve on the Law School’s Center For Children’s Rights Board of Advisors. Mr. Youmans has been lead and associate counsel in numerous published and unpublished appellate court cases that have established precedents at the California Courts of Appeal and Supreme Court involving adoption, dependency/foster care, surrogate and guardianship law. He has spoken throughout California on adoption, guardianship and foster parent’s rights over his professional career.

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