Meet Virginia Frank, Esq.

Virginia L. Frank is an AV Preeminent® Rated Family Lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell® and was awarded the Top 10 Family Law Attorney in Oklahoma by the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys in 2016 and 2018. Not only is Virginia ranked as a Platinum Client Champion on Martindale-Hubbell®, the highest peer review rating available, but she is also a Charter Member and Fellow of the American Academy of Assisted Reproductive Technology Attorneys (AAARTA) and a Fellow and active member of the Academy of Adoption and Assisted Reproduction Attorneys (AAAA). She is also a member of

Receiving her Juris Doctor degree from the Oklahoma City University School of Law in 1991, Virginia knew her calling in life was to help others. She is a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association, Colorado Bar Association, Nevada Bar Association (In-House Agency Counsel-Adoption Choices, Inc.), New York Bar Association and Cherokee Tribal Court Bar.

Virginia’s hard work has been acknowledged and appreciated as she has been awarded the 2017 Distinguished Lawyer from Expert Network. She is also an active member in the Gift of Adoption Colorado Chapter Board, the Oklahoma Native American Bar Association, Cherokee Bar Association, American Adoption Congress, NICWA (National Indian Child Welfare Association), NACAC (North American Council on Adoptable Children), and GLBT Colorado. She is licensed to practice before the Cherokee Nation Courts.

Virginia’s practice includes:

  • Interstate Adoptions (ICPC)
  • Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA)
  • Infant and toddler adoptions
  • Designated adoptions
  • Interstate adoptions
  • Stepparent adoptions
  • Same sex adoptions
  • Second parent adoptions
  • Relative adoptions
  • Disrupted adoptions

Virginia also represents intended parents, egg donors, sperm donors, and embryo donors, as well as surrogates and gestational carriers in assisted reproductive technology cases. Virginia has completed over 4,000 adoptions in her life and is involved annually in approximately 200 adoptions and 75 Reproductive Technology cases.

Virginia’s accomplishments continue with a list of the presentations she has given to adoption agencies, attorneys, and various other professionals regarding adoption and surrogacy law:

  • Continuing Legal Education in Oklahoma, “Termination of Birth Father’s Rights in Oklahoma”, Oklahoma Bar Association, 1996
  • Planner, Speaker, and Moderator of “Adoption Law Update”, 1999
  • Planner, Speaker, and Moderator of “Adoptions – The Changing Twists and Turns”, 2001
  • Speaker and Co-Chair, American Academy Mid-Year Meeting for Agencies, October 2006
  • Speaker, Oklahoma Bar Association, May 2007
  • Colorado Bar Association on Adoption Issues, February and October 2007
  • National Business Institute, “Adoption Laws in Colorado”, December 2007
  • “Child Placement Organizations, Colorado”, October 2008
  • Visiting Speaker at Denver University School of Law, April 2009
  • Oklahoma Bar Association, “Updates and Changes”, October 1, 2009
  • Resolve Conference, October 2009
  • National Business Institute, “Overcoming Interstate Adoption Issues”, December 2009
  • National Business Institute, “ICPC and ICWA”, Denver, Colorado, 2010
  • “Surrogacy”, William Holloway Inn of Court in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, January 2011
  • Guest Speaker, University of Denver, “Adoption Law and Surrogacy” in Denver, Colorado, 2011
  • Webinar, “Adoption Agency Liability”, American Academy of Adoption Attorneys, October 14, 2015
  • Guest Speaker, “Second Parent Adoptions,” Academy of Adoption and Assisted Reproduction Attorneys, 2016
  • Guest Speaker, “Tips for Minimizing Adoption Agency Liability”, American Academy of Adoption Attorneys, April 2017
  • Member of, November 2018.

Virginia’s philosophy of practicing law is empathetic, passionate, and most of all effective.

“Do all the good you can. By all the means you can. In all the ways you can. In all the places you can. At all the times you can. To all the people you can. As long as ever you can.” ~ John Wesley

Clients Share Their Stories

    “She's gone above and beyond other surrogacy attorneys I've worked with.”

    - Former Client

    “She knew exactly what to do.”

    - Former Client

    “Excellent attorney with a great deal of knowledge in adoptions and surrogacy.”

    - Attorney Recommendation

    “Virginia is easy to communicate with and has a number of resources and compassion she offers her clients.”

    - Former Client

    “We cannot imagine life without the blessings we’ve had in the last 7 months.”

    - The T Family in Denver

    “Virginia and her staff were beyond EXCELLENT!!”

    - Former Client


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