adopting a child

Heimer Law is a boutique law firm that works exclusively in the area of adoption law throughout Arkansas. Hemier Law’s areas of expertise include hundreds of successful adoptions including infant, older child, step parent, single parent and recognitions of foreign adoption.

Heimer Law is an adoption law firm. Adoption can be complex and emotionally charged. For Adoptive Parents, adopting a child can be an incredible joy. A failed adoption is unspeakably painful. Heimer Law is a recognized leader in adoption law, with the specific expertise you need to navigate the adoption journey.

Justin Heimer is honored to be the youngest attorney in Arkansas to be welcomed as a fellow in the prestigious Academy of Adoption and Assisted Reproduction Attorneys.

Family lawyers

There are a lot of ‘family law’ firms and family lawyers.  While the bulk of their work is divorce, most will occasionally offer basic adoption services.  That’s not who we are.  Heimer Law is devoted to adoption work and Justin Heimer is an adoption lawyer.  We help families adopt.

Meet the Team

Justin Heimer

Justin Heimer is widely recognized as a leading adoption attorney in Arkansas. He is the youngest attorney in Arkansas to be a inducted as a fellow in the prestigious American Academy of Adoption Attorneys.  His education is from a top law school (Indiana University, go Hoosiers). He is also trained in family systems with a Master of Arts in Counseling. Justin’s training as a Marriage and Family Therapist and Professional Counselor allows him to assist families through the multifaceted process of an Arkansas adoption. He has been married for 15 years, has three awesome kids, and dedicates much of his free time to serving ministries that work with kids — and specifically helping families in his church that are working though adoptions. While assistants may handle some aspects of your case, Justin will be intimately involved and is available when you need him.

Fun trivia: Justin loves collecting watches, traveling, flying airplanes, and Kraft Macaroni and Cheese.

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Desiree Ham is the office paralegal and provides clients with the tools they need to complete the adoption journey.  She has helped dozens of families adopt and has both the care and expertise to help clients realign their perspectives.  She is an expert in adoption law and always willing to share her knowledge with anyone.

Fun trivia: Desiree says the most important things in her world are Jesus, family, and dry shampoo.

Complete an inquiry so Desiree can schedule a time with you to learn more about your specific step parent adoption, or adult adoption need.

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Book Justin Heimer to Speak to your Organization or Event

Justin is regularly asked to speak about the joys and pain of adoption and the roads to adoption that someone can walk.  He has testified as an expert witness on Arkansas adoption code and is often tapped by the media to present on-air analysis of adoption related news.  Part of the mission of Heimer Law is to educate the public on the needs and opportunities with adoption and Justin would be happy to work with you to ensure that education expands.