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James Bianco James J. Bianco Jr.

Attorney James Bianco has been working in the adoption arena for almost 30 years. After law school, Jim was counsel to the Department of Health and Human Services. In that role, he co-authored the New Hampshire adoption law. In 1981, Jim founded Bianco Professional Association and began the firm's nationwide adoption practice. He has since become one of the premier adoption attorneys in New Hampshire.

Over the years, Jim has been involved in hundreds of adoptions and has represented both birth parents and adoptive parents. Jim has devoted some of his practice to understanding the intricacies of adoption law and regulations, and parlaying this knowledge into effective and comprehensive advice for his clients.

Jim earned his Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from the University of New Hampshire and his Juris Doctorate from Suffolk University Law School. He has served as an adjunct professor at Franklin Pierce Law Center and Notre Dame College.

Kristine Pries Kristine A. Pries
Adoption Specialist

Kristine Pries is an Adoption Specialist with the New Hampshire Adoption Help Center and Bianco Professional Association. She works with both adoptive parents and birth parents to assure a safe and secure adoption.

Kristine has been working with birth parents for several years, helping to guide them through the adoption process. She assists birth parents in finding prenatal care, choosing an adoptive family and making sure the birth parents have the financial assistance necessary. Kristine is able to put our birth mothers at ease by talking with them about the process and letting them know what to expect next.

Kristine assists our adoptive parents with the adoption process. She helps our families create their profiles, talks with them about birth mother opportunities and works with them to find an appropriate situation. Kristine understands the anxiety that adoptive parents have regarding adoption and works diligently to alleviate that stress by explaining the process every step of the way.

Kristine received her Bachelor's Degree from Keene State College. Prior to joining Bianco Professional Association, Kristine's background was in education. She taught preschool and kindergarten for several years before serving as the director of Children's World Learning Center and as the principal of Meritor Academy.

Lisa Bianco Lisa M. Bianco
Adoption Specialist

Lisa Bianco is an Adoption Specialist with the New Hampshire Adoption Help Center and Bianco Professional Association. She works with both adoptive parents and birth parents to create an adoption experience that is focused on fulfilling their expectations and meeting the needs of their families.

Lisa confidentially assists birth parents through every step of the adoption process. She is an advocate for birth parents, ensuring that their needs are met and that they find the best possible adoptive family for their children. She will assist them in arranging counseling, prenatal care and other services they may need at no cost to them. Lisa will make sure that as birth parents, you receive the emotional support and financial assistance that you need to make this decision.

Lisa provides adoptive parents with an opportunity to fulfill their dreams of adopting a healthy newborn child and start the family that they have only dreamed about. She is there through every step of the adoption process, providing guidance and assistance in creating their profile, getting medical records and background information on potential birth parents and choosing opportunities. She will advocate for the adoptive parent from the initial contact with them through the finalization of the adoption.

Lisa diligently pursues adoption matches for our adoptive parents and birth parents. She cares about them and provides them with the individualized service that each and every one deserves.

Kelly Smith Kelly L. Smith
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Adoption Consultant

Kelly Smith has worked with families for more than 20 years. She has a private practice specializing in adoption, attachment and loss in Concord, New Hampshire and works as a consultant for the New Hampshire Adoption Help Center and Bianco Professional Association. Kelly's expertise includes counseling and developing positive relationships between birth and adoptive parents.

Kelly has served on several committees which contributed to amendments to the New Hampshire Adoption Law. She works collaboratively with various agencies to develop curriculum for courses teaching foster and adoptive parents about issues related to adoption. Kelly facilitated the development of a required course that is necessary for all parents pursuing private adoption in New Hampshire. She teaches this course monthly and is passionate about helping prospective families move forward with adoption with an increased understanding of the needs of adoptive children.

Kelly has a breadth of experience that brings passion, honor, and respect to all individuals involved with adoption. Her work gives her a unique blend of experience that allows her to assist adoptive parents, children and birth families.

Kelly received her Masters of Social Work from the University of Kentucky and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of New Hampshire.

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Our New Hampshire adoption specialists
are available
24 hours a day for a free and
confidential consultation at:

1-888-95-ADOPT (23678)

The NH Adoption Help Center is affiliated with Bianco Professional Association. For more information visit us at www.biancopa.com