3821 Atlantic Boulevard
Jacksonville, Florida 32207
Tara has over 20 years of experience working closely with birth mothers, adoptive parents and other adoption professionals. Throughout the adoption process she provides education, guidance and support to birth mothers and adoptive parents. Her passion for adoption helps us create a welcoming environment where everyone feels comfortable and relaxed.
As our assistant adoption case manager, Kim works closely with birth mothers––handling their day-to-day needs and monitoring their medical care. Her responsibilities also include compiling, organizing and sending interstate compact documentation. Kim started at Shorstein & Kelly in 2017 after working for several years at another prominent law firm.
As our legal assistant, Aryn is responsible for preparation and filing of all court pleadings, legal documents and affidavits. She also coordinates and monitors birth father requirements for statutory compliance in each adoption case. She joined the firm in 2012 as birth parent and peer support and was promoted to legal assistant in less than a year.
Dakota is our first point of contact with birth mothers and adoptive parents serving as the office receptionist. She also assists with birth mother care by handling their day-to-day needs and monitoring post placement photographs and updates for open adoptions. She joined Shorstein & Kelly in 2018.
Benay joined our office as an Adoption Specialist. She works closely with birth mothers to ensure their daily needs are met. She also coordinates activities and handles the day-to-day operations of our Daytona Beach office. Benay joined Shorstein & Kelly in 2018 after working as a marketing specialist with a national retailer for many years.
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