Hello, my name is Dale Johnson and I have been involved with the adoption process since being admitted to the practice of law in 1969. However, from 1989 to the present, I have worked exclusively in the field of adoption. In 1990, a group of attorneys specializing in adoption from across the United States formed The American Academy of Adoption Attorneys (AAAA). I was on the Board of Directors of AAAA from 1990 – 1991 and again from 1992 – 1995. In 1993, I was elected President of the Academy and, in 1998, was appointed by the Board of Directors as Chairman of its Advisory Committee, which consisted of all past presidents. In 1999, I was re‐elected to the Board of Directors. In 2006, I was nominated by The Honorable Henry Cuellar of the United States Congress as an “Angel in Adoption.” As a result, I was honored at the 2006 Angels in Adoption Gala in Washington, D. C. Currently I work with both individuals in private placement situations and represent the Adoption Alliance in situations requiring agency involvement.