Faces of Detroit 2019 Special Section
ADOPTION LAW, DION RODDY – THE LAW OFFICE OF DION RODDY
2950 W. SQUARE LAKE RD., TROY, MI 48098 | 248-792-7660 | WWW.MICHIGAN-ADOPTIONS.COM
If you would have asked someone a hundred years ago what the term “family formation” meant, you would have gotten strange looks—mainly because there was virtually only one way to “form” a “family”.
However, with the rise of direct placement adoption, open adoption, interstate and international adoption, family formation has become much more complex. Add to this mix the exploding innovation in Assisted Reproduction Technology (ART) — surrogacy, in vitro fertilization, gamete and embryo donation — and you see why a term like “family formation” is necessary.
Family formation is all Troy attorney Dion E. Roddy does. Why? Because he knows it from the inside out. He and his wife, Denise, formed their own family through adoption. A cum laude graduate of Wayne State Law School and fellow of the Academy of Adoption and Assisted Reproduction Attorneys, he is dedicated to helping others accomplish their family formation goals, whether through adoption or ART.