About Adoption California

We, at Adoption California, are committed to providing excellent service with compassion, privacy, and respect...

Our founder, Ralph M. Tsong, knows firsthand the gamut of emotions when dealing with infertility issues and the types of treatment associated from his own personal experience. After years of trying various methods, he and his wife were happy to be blessed with their son through the adoption process. It is Ralph's own story that drives his passion for assisting other people who are in need of help in realizing their own family dreams.

Adoption California provides ethical law services for our Clients so that everyone is treated with equity and respect. We cherish and celebrate diversity in all forms including race, culture, sexual orientation, age, and gender. We are passionate about what we do and genuinely care about our Clients.

Adoption California will provide you with an initial consultation to see if and how we can serve your interests. Our team will guide you through every step of your case, keeping you right up to date, making sure you understand exactly what is going on, and advising you on every decision that needs to be made. Adoption California keeps you involved and at the very center of our attention.

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Meet Our Team

 
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Ralph M. Tsong

Principal Attorney

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Mark J. Hirabayashi

Of Counsel

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Rainie Fang

Associate Attorney

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Brenda Lyu

Legal Assistant

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Stephanie Morales

Legal Assistant

 
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Ralph M. Tsong

Principal Attorney/ Founder

 

Professional Experience

Ralph M. Tsong is an attorney with over 20 years of experience.

Ralph began his career with Littler Mendelson, a national employment law firm in Chicago, and was an associate attorney at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. Ralph honed his trial skills working for public law centers such as the Asian Law Alliance in San Jose and the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles. Ralph spent a decade as an attorney representing California's Department of Fair Employment and Housing, Department of Industrial Relations, and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement. ​

 

Education

  • J.D., University of Chicago Law School

  • B.S., Magna Cum Laude, The College of William & Mary

Admissions

  • Washington

  • Arizona

  • California 

  • Illinois

  • All U.S. District Courts of California

  • U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

  • Northern District of Illinois

Member

  • Fellow of the Academy of California Adoption and ART Lawyers (ACAL)

  • Los Angeles County Bar Association - Family Law Section

  • Board of directors of the Southern California Chinese American Lawyers Association

  • Japanese American Bar Association

  • Long Beach Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce

  • The Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) Committee of the American Bar Association (ABA)

  • The Society for Ethical Egg Donation and Surrogacy (SEEDS)

  • The Long Beach-Yokkaichi Sister Cities Board

  • The National Asian Pacific Islander Bar Association.

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Mark J. Hirabayashi

Of Counsel

 

Professional Experience

Mark J. Hirabayashi is a highly respected attorney in the adoption community.

Mark has over 35 years of experience as a lawyer. He has built a successful practice of adoption law, completing thousands of successful adoptions. His service has been recognized by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors who have proclaimed him a "Foster Care Hero." 

Mark has also received the Plaque of Appreciation from the McKinley Children’s Center Foster Family & Adoption Agency and the Stars in Adoption Award presented by Olive Crest. 


 

Education

  • J.D., University of California Hastings School of Law

  • B.A., University of California, Los Angeles

Member

  • Fellow of the Academy of California Adoption and ART Lawyers where he has previously served as Vice President. 

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Rainie Fang

Associate Attorney

 

Professional Experience

Rainie's practice focuses on family law and assisted reproductive technology law. 


Rainie was born and raised in Sichuan, China. In law school, Rainie served as a Judicial Extern to the Honorable Nancy Bannon of the Supreme Court of the State of New York and interned at Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. Rainie has also worked at various law firms where she gained experience in civil litigation, real estate transactions, trust & estate, M&A, and taxation in both China and the United States.

 

Education

  • J.D., Brooklyn Law School

  • Master of Law, University of Southern California, Gould School of Law

  • ​LLB and B.A., Xihua University

Admissions

  • California 

  • New York 

Languages

  • English

  • Mandarin

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Brenda Lyu

Legal Assistant 

 

Professional Experience

Brenda was born and raised in Guangzhou, China.  She later came to the U.S., and obtained her Master of Laws degree from the University of Southern California in 2020.

Brenda worked as a criminal law legal assistant for a year before she returned to the field of family law.  In law school, she was a student volunteer at an externship program for a Non-Profit Organization that mainly focused on immigration law.  Brenda is planning on becoming a lawyer in the future, right now she is focusing on helping individuals and families achieve their goals.

 

Education

  • Master of Laws, University of Southern California, Gould School of Law
    Bachelor of Laws, Guangdong University of Finance and Economic

Languages

  • English

  • Mandarin

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Stephanie Morales

Legal Assistant 

 

Professional Experience

Stephanie is a recent graduate from the University of California, Irvine where she received her B.A. in Psychological Science and Criminology, Law & Society. 

In the near future, Stephanie hopes to attend law school to earn her J.D. Her goal is to help marginalized communities develop and nourish their legal consciousness. As a first-generation college graduate and as a daughter of immigrant parents, Stephanie recognizes the value of empowering communities with the knowledge to help dissipate legal barriers that prevent individuals from exercising their legal rights.

 

Education

  • B.A., University of California, Irvine

Languages

  • English

  • Spanish