Category Archives: Adoption

Client Spotlight: Attorney and LGBTQ Advocate Charlie Spiegel Discusses How to Prepare for Growing Your Family

Written by Hayley Thompson, Managing Director, First Republic Bank Charlie Spiegel began his career in real estate law, but a passion for helping people in the LGBTQ community and others navigate the complexities of getting married and forming families — whether through adoption or surrogacy — inspired him to move full time into family law over […]

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May 10, 2017 : The Happier Side of Family Law Practice? Adoption & Surrogacy Event

The Family Law Section of the Barristers Club presents Young lawyers and those in transition often think of adoption and surrogacy as the happier side of family law-we examine. Speaker Charles Spiegel, Esq. CharlesSpiegelLaw May 10, 2017 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. MCLE: 1 Hour Event Code: B171266 BASF Conference Center 301 Battery Street 3rd Floor […]

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Here’s how you can help change the world

Dear Families and Friends, After September 11, 2001, I didn’t know how to parent my then 4-year old daughter if the country’s tallest skyscrapers could be made to “fall down.” A wise educator gave me advice I followed for many years, explaining we had to provide our children with the illusion of security, and as […]

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IACP Forum – Honoring the Past & Celebrating the Future

Hightlights of the 2015 Forum IACP Introductory Interdisciplinary Collaborative Practice Training This two-day course is perfect for professionals who are just getting started in Collaborative Practice or who would like to review core competencies and complete Introductory Training which meets IACP Standards. For more details, see page 15. Deeper Learning As part of the 34 […]

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Men Having Babies San Francisco – Gay Surrogacy conference

View the entire program on YouTube Following the successful collaboration in offering a mini-conference early 2014, Our Family Coalition and Men Having Babies are teaming again for a full day conference. The expanded program will include (see below for more details): Overview of surrogacy and comparison with other parenting options. Step-by-step guidance and peer advice […]

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Adoption Advice after Windsor and Perry

Analysis of the two US Supreme Court LGBT rights decision (Windsor and Perry).  In short, I think their positive effect on adoption is in states where marriages are legal, including in the future after California marriages begin again this summer, largely because all federal rights will be equally available to same gender married couples. As […]

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Adoption Connection- Adoptive Parent Workshop– Oct. 15, 2012

Monday, October 15th, 07:00 PM- 09:00 PM in San Francisco Learn more about LGBTQ-specific issues that may arise in the adoption process and in adoptive parenting. Attorney Charles Spiegel presents at this workshop. To learn more about this workshop please follow link: http://www.adoptionconnection.org/workshop-list.php For  Registration please follow link:                 […]

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Fathers’ Day Thoughts

Happy Fathers’ Day.  Each in his and our and your own way, every dad is my hero.  This is our day– to reflect on the children and our relationships to them– and how the experience of being Dad has changed and enriched all of our lives.  Have a great day bar b qing, drinking, exercising, whatever […]

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Pride Activities

Gay Future Dads is marching in SF on Sun. June 27 with Our Family Coalition .   Or come join the cable car of Independent Adoption Center (IAC). 

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“Choosing Children” Film Screening

On Tuesday September 14, 2010, many Bay Area organizations are joining together for a community-wide screening and celebration to mark the 25th anniversary of Choosing Children.  This Night at Herbst Theater (S.F.) will celebrate the filmmakers Debra Chasnoff and Kim Cluasner, and the then attorney for the Lesbian Rights Project, and most recently presiding judge of the […]

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  • Contact Charles Spiegel

    Main Office and Mailing Address: 1102 Sanchez St
    San Francisco, CA 94114

    (415) 644-4555 CharlesSpiegelLaw@gmail.com

    Also Seeing Clients:
    at 870 Market St., S.F., Ca.
    and in Montclair (Oakland)
    and in Orinda.

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  • About Charles Spiegel

    Charlie Spiegel's San Francisco practice includes prenuptial planning, divorce and custody mediation, adoption, surrogacy and real estate matters. Charlie served as Co-Chair of the National Board of Lambda Legal, and was a founding Executive Director of Our Family, the bay area's LGBT family organization. He served on the Board of Directors for KidsTurn.org and Collaborative Practice California; and and now serves on the Board of CP-SF.com.

    Charlie has had 20 years of wide experience in real estate since graduating New York University School of Law with honors, He received a Fammy award from San Francisco's Jewish Family & Children's Services in 2009 for his advocacy for families. He has lived and raised his family in the SF Bay Area since just before the Loma Prieta earthquake in 1989.