Diane Kunz

Of Counsel to Rumbold & Seidelman, LLP Diane is a lawyer and historian. She practiced law with the firms of White & Case and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and now serves of counsel to the firm of Rumbold & Seidelman, LLP. Her field of specialization at Yale and Columbia Universities was economic and diplomatic history—she is the author of several books about international diplomacy, law and economics. Ms. Kunz is the mother of eight children, four of whom were adopted from China.

Diane now focuses her legal practice on international adoption law. She advises families who chose to form their families through international adoption. She also has long experience working with U.S. agencies that govern international adoption such as the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services and the State Department. Diane has also worked extensively with families interested in waiting children (special needs) adoption.

Diane also serves as Executive Director of The Center for Adoption Policy (CAP) a New York based 501(c)3 organization. CAPS mission is to provide research, analysis, advice and education to practitioners and the public about current legislation and practices governing domestic and intercountry adoption. CAP is an independent entity, not affiliated with any agency or other entity. The Newscap column, written by Diane, which appears four days a week on adoptionpolicy.org has become a “must read” for members of the adoption community.

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