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About Adoptions International, Inc.


Our Founder and Exe. Director is an Adoption and Immigration Attorney

Founded in 1995 by Jody Hall, an adoption attorney, Adoptions International, Inc. is a Texas licensed,  501(c)3 non profit adoption agency, located in the Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex.   Jody is an expert in the field of international adoptions after having placed over 1200 children into loving homes and having worked in the industry for the past 21 years.   Because she is also a licensed attorney in the State of Texas, and has been active in immigration and adoption law, Jody knows all the legal aspects of international adoptions as well as the practical sides.   And, because she personally adopted her Russian princess, Mia, in 2003, Jody fully understands the emotional rollercoaster and struggles associated with all adoptions.    "Adopting Mia was the best experience of my life and we want that for all of the families we help at Adoptions International.  The best adoption is full of frustrating delays which push you into a world of doubts.  Being as educated as possible about the adoption process is the best way to overcome the doubts.  Also as a professional who is also a single parent, I know how hard it is to balance the adoption process with your busy professional schedule.  We work hard to accommodate each family along their adoption journey.    We have helped thousands of married couples and singles who wanted to expand their families through adoption.    Call or email me with any questions you have.  I will tell you exactly what to expect throughout the entire process."   Jody graduated from The University of Texas with a Bachelor of Arts in Government/Behavioral Science and received her Juris Doctorate from Texas Tech University College of Law.  

Email Jody at or text her at (214) 676-0106.


Susan McKay, LCSW, is our Director of Social Work.  Susan has nearly 30 years experience working with children as a Director with Child Protective Services and in the adoption industry.   She is a wealth of knowledge and brings much needed humor to the adoption process.   We are very lucky to have Susan working with us.


Sue Macklis is the Foreign Program Director and Case Manager.  Sue is a 1991 graduate of The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science degree, and has been married to husband, Gary, for 15 years.   The Macklis' adopted Sara from Vietnam in 2007 (with our help), and recently brought home little sister, Hanna, from Democratic Republic of Congo.   With Sue's personal adoption experience, she is a valuable asset helping our families throughout the adoption process.   "I am thrilled to be able to help families become forever families". Email Sue at

Building Families..... One Child at a Time