Jessica C. Graves, Owner, 7400 N Oracle Rd, Ste 150-403 Tucson 85704, 520.468.3838 - Hablamos Español
Adoption is extremely close to Jessica’s heart. Jessica and her two siblings were all adopted (both as infant international adoptions and through the foster care system). Jessica’s personal experiences in adoption allow her to connect and understand adoptive parents, adoptive children, and birth mothers.
Jessica is a double Wildcat—Bear Down!
Each year, Jessica and her family celebrate the day she flew from Korea to America. It has always been deemed her "Plane Day". This is such a special day for Jessica’s family. She would celebrate it with her classmates, family, and friends. During elementary school, she would bring in treats and explain her adoption and what her Plane Day meant. It is a day that she and her family continue to cherish and celebrate. In fact, Jessica, her sister, and her brother all celebrate their Plane Days and Gotcha Day (Jessica’s brother was adopted domestically through foster care, so his adoption did not involve an airplane!). Additionally, Jessica has a “Seoul Sister." Jessica and her Seoul Sister were both adopted as infants from Seoul, Korea and have maintained a sister relationship since infancy.
Jessica clerked for a law firm practicing exclusively in adoption law during her last summer and final year as a law student. After graduating from law school, Jessica worked as an Associate for the firm until opening her own practice. Since graduation, Jessica has worked exclusively in adoptions and has helped finalize over 1,000 adoptions.
Jessica recognizes the strength of her birth parents in making the difficult decision to place her for adoption. It had to have been an incredibly difficult decision for her birth parents, but she is thankful for their courageous choice. She could not be where she is today helping children and families without her birth parents’ strength.
Jessica’s family has been personally touched by adoption. Both she and her two siblings were adopted, so she is able to share in some of the experiences of foster and adoptive families. Through her parents’ own experiences, she has seen firsthand the struggles of adoptive families. She is also able to recognize how truly incredible foster and adoptive parents are in opening up their hearts to children in need. It takes very special people to adopt a child into their hearts. Jessica recognizes these individuals, respects them to the highest degree, and is passionate about helping kids and families like her own.
She has numerous friends whose journey to parenthood includes infertility. Jessica recognizes the struggles and emotions, and she wants to be able to provide them with support and guidance as they navigate the legal framework of becoming parents through assisted reproductive technology.
Jessica represents prospective adoptive parents in the following types of matters: foster care adoptions (when the Department of Child Safety is involved), private direct adoptions, adoption agency adoptions, relative adoptions, grandparent adoptions, stepparent adoptions, and adult adoptions.
Jessica will walk you through every step of the way and will keep you informed of everything in your matter.
Jessica absolutely loves being at the finalization hearings when she is able to help create forever families. Through her parents’ and brother’s experiences with the foster care system, she can appreciate what foster and adoptive families and children go through.