Friends in Adoption received a donation from Tully Rinckey PLLC

Tully Rinckey Donates to Friends in Adoption in Ballston Spa

Friends in Adoption received a donation from Tully Rinckey PLLC

Barbara King, Tully Rinckey PLLC partner, presents a check for $250 to Dawn Smith-Pliner, Friends of Adoption director, on June 28, at the nonprofit’s office at 30 Remsen St., Ballston Spa./Photo provided

BALLSTON SPA – A law firm with offices throughout New York is donating funds to help a local adoption agency.

Tully Rinckey PLLC donated $250 to Friends in Adoption, a nonprofit organization based in Poultney, Vermont, that provides free and confidential adoption services for pregnant women and couples throughout the nation. The donation was presented by Barbara King, Tully Rinckey family and matrimonial law partner, to Friends in Adoption on Tuesday, June 28, at its office at 30 Remsen St.

The funds will go toward Friends in Adoption’s mission of helping people make informed decisions about adoption. The licensed nonprofit, which was founded in 1982, is made up of a network of adoption professionals focused on the specific needs of individual children and compassionate adoption services for those involved in the process.

King, who heads Tully Rinckey’s largest legal department in its Albany office, has represented clients in New York for more than two decades in a wide range of family and matrimonial matters. She also provides pro bono services through The Legal Project and the Legal Aid Society for Northeastern New York.

”It is important to find caring and compassionate service providers who can help prospective adoptive parents as they navigate a process that can often be confusing and rigorous,” King said in a statement. “Tully Rinckey PLLC supports the mission of Friends in Adoption and is proud to provide this donation.”

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The donation was made through Tully Rinckey’s Jeans and Sneakers initiative, which has led to the donation of $18,500 to more than 55 nonprofit organizations since 2010. The program calls for employees who wear jeans and sneakers to the office on Fridays to make a $1 donation for each item of casual clothes they wear. The funds are collected and at the end of the month the firm makes a matching donation.

Recent recipients of Jeans and Sneakers donations include the Binghamton Crime Victims Assistance Center, Veteran’s Outreach Center in Rochester, Syracuse University’s College of Law Veterans Legal Clinic, WNYHeroes in Buffalo and the Albany County Family Court Children’s Center.

To learn more about Friends in Adoption, visit www.friendsinadoption.org.

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