My congratulations to the Los Angeles Times and Karen Stabiner for presenting to the reading public an informative story on the step-by-step procedures involved in an independent/open adoption. I would like to clarify two items I noted in your article. I never at any time had a "financial" interest in Suzana House, the Fresno home for unwed mothers mentioned in the article.
Second, to amplify our fee policy, the law firm of Cook and Linden normally does not return an initial retainer or apply it to a second adoption opportunity in a domestic adoption when the adoption has proceeded to the delivery phase.
D. DURAND COOK