Integrity Adoption Law

With every adoption, we put the pieces together and create something beautiful.

Integrity Adoption Law is the legal practice of Monica Schutt, a seasoned adoption attorney who is exclusively devoted to the area of adoption. Monica offers compassionate and personalized legal counsel, guiding families through every step of their adoption journey with unwavering dedication and care.

Integrity Adoption Law
Adoptions, Southern California

Practice Areas

Birth Mothers

If you're a birth mother considering adoption, we know it's a big decision. You'll need a knowledgeable, experienced, patient, and steady hand by your side. Just as important, you'll want to be represented with integrity and kindness. This is who we are, and this is what we do. Let us walk this path with you.

Adopting Parents

If you're looking to adopt a child, you're willing to open up your heart and your home to another human being and make them part of your family forever. It's a life-changing decision for all involved, and you need representation that will treat the process with the respect and care it deserves. We know what's on the line, we know how to help you navigate the process, and we will work tirelessly on your behalf to ensure a successful adoption. 

Adult Adoption

There can be many reasons why two adults may desire to formalize a parent-child relationship. Still, one thing is certain: knowledgeable, experienced representation can make a daunting process seem simple. We will provide honest, straightforward, diligent counsel to help you navigate this process with care.

Stepparent Adoption

With stepparent adoptions, the relationship bonds that come before the adoption often make the paperwork seem like a mere formality. However, it remains a necessary legal process that can raise complicated issues. We will use our experience and diligence to make this process as painless and straightforward as possible and help ensure this moment is marked only with love and joy. 


If you're considering a foster to adoption, you've already put in the work. You opened up your home, welcomed a child into your family, and ended up giving away part of your heart. Now, you want to ensure this child is always part of your family. The hard part is done, or at least that's how it should be. Let us help you with this last step to formalize the bond you've created together.


Guardianship can seem simple at first--you're taking care of another person. To an extent, that's true, but legally, establishing guardianship can have some specific complex hurdles and legal checklists that must be carefully overcome. Together, we'll do our best to keep the process simple so you can keep your energy, and heart and focus where it matters most--on the ones you love.

Relative and Guardianship to Adoption

Life is uncertain, and we never quite know what lies ahead. If you're seeking to adopt a relative's child, you likely didn't plan for this situation, but we can help you plan the next steps. Whether or not you have a legal guardianship in place, we will walk through this adoption with you, do our best to keep things simple and straightforward and ensure that this adoption is a successful and joyous occasion for all parties.

International Adoption and Readoption

Bringing a new member of the family home to the United States is a moment to cherish and celebrate. At the same time, it's an important legal process with some tricky questions to answer to ensure all goes smoothly. Your relationship with your child might have been internationally recognized as an adoption or a guardianship, with each one having a different path to formalization here at home. We have knowledge and experience with the processes involved and will guide you each step of the way. As quickly and easily as possible, we'll ensure the paperwork shows what your heart already knows: this child is yours. 

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About Integrity Adoption Law

Integrity Adoption Law is an independent firm led by Monica Schutt. Monica is more than just an experienced adoption lawyer--she's a trusted ally, known for her deep care and commitment to clients. She understands the personal and emotional intricacies of adoption, handling each case with empathy and compassion. Monica's dedication extends beyond legal representation; she creates a supportive environment, listening closely to her clients' concerns and tailoring her efforts to meet their unique needs and goals. Her clients appreciate her personal touch and her unwavering commitment to their well-being, from the first contact all the way through the entire adoption journey.

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