Mark Demaray has dedicated his career to building families through adoption and assisted reproduction for over 30 years. He is licensed to practice law in Washington State and has provided assistance in over 5,000 adoptions and assisted reproduction matters for families throughout the country.
Mark is an adoptive parent of two children, so he has been there and understands the need for sensitivity and compassion while working with his clients. In adoption matters, he represents adoptive parents and birth parents. In Assisted Reproductive Technology matters, he represents agencies, Intended Parents, Donors and Surrogates with the arranging, drafting and review of contracts to ensure that the needs and goals of the parties are met.
Mark is a Fellow of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys, served as the President of that Academy in 2011-12 and has been on its Board of Trustees. He is also a founding member of the American Academy of Assisted Reproductive Technology Attorneys and was a member of that Academy’s Executive Council. He was nominated as an “Angel in Adoption” by the U.S. Congress in 2007, he was a founding member of the Washington Adoption Council, involved in the Washington State Senate Interim Adoption Study and appointed to the Washington State Adoption Commission. Mark has also been active in the review and drafting of adoption and assisted reproduction related legislation in Washington State for many years. He attended Seattle Pacific University, completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Washington in Seattle and received his law degree from the Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon.
Mark practices in courts located in Seattle, King County, and in Everett, Snohomish County, as well as other courts all over Washington state. He has represented families and birth parents from all over the country in adoption and ART matters. Mark has frequently presented and participated in adoption and assisted reproduction workshops, trainings and seminars for people in the community and for other attorneys and medical professionals. He is not only recognized for his knowledge and commitment, he is a warm and personable man who can assist others during a very critical time in their lives.