Jeanine is nationally recognized for her adoption expertise. In 2008, she was recognized by Congress with an Angels in Adoption Award from the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute. She is a proud Fellow of the Academy of Adoption and Assisted Reproductive Technology Attorneys (AAAA), which is an invitation-only organization with approximately 350 attorneys throughout the United States who have demonstrated expertise in the complexities of adoption law.
Though it is a legal proceeding, adoption is emotionally charged. Jeanine understands and is sensitive to the emotions involved for both adoptive parents and birth parents. She is committed to providing compassionate legal services and is dedicated to the highest standard of legal practice in the field of adoption.
Since Jeanine handles only adoptions, she is intimately familiar with all New York adoption laws and procedures necessary to ensure a successful, secure, and ethical adoption. Jeanine provides a level of insight and experience to each case that surpasses the services offered by attorneys with a more generalized practice, including family law practitioners. She will assure that your adoption is properly handled, strictly in accordance with New York law, whether the child is born in New York or outside the state.
Jeanine handles all types of adoptions including private domestic adoptions, agency assisted adoptions and finalizations, and finalizations of international adoption placements. In addition, she routinely represents people in step-parent adoptions, second parent adoptions, adult adoptions, and international re-adoptions. Jeanine's clients include married couples, single men and women, and same-sex couples. Jeanine also represents birth parents in her adoption practice.
Ms. Castagna’s office is located at: 1225 Franklin Avenue, Suite 325, Garden City, N.Y. 11530. She can be reached at (516) 495-7906 or Jeanine@JCAdoptionLaw.com.
Over 20 years of experience in the adoption field
Jeanine Castagna is a member of the following organizations:
Fellow of the Academy of Adoption and Assisted Reproductive Technology Attorneys
Helpusadopt.org Adoption Professionals Council
Adoption Committee of the New York State Bar Association
Adoptive Parents Committee
Board Member of the National Safe Haven Alliance
The Tender Loving Care
2008 Recipient of the Angel
in Adoption Award
J.D. – Hofstra University School of Law
Senator Clinton Honors Garden City Angel in Adoption
Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton met with Garden City attorney Jeanine Castagna, whom Senator Clinton nominated as New York's Angel in Adoption. The Angels in Adoption Program is the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute's (CCAI) signature public awareness program and provides an opportunity for members of Congress to honor constituents who have enriched the lives of foster children and orphans