Heimerl & Lammers is proud to announce the growth of our adoption and juvenile practice! Attorney Bria Walling and paralegal Amanda Bean are the mainstays of our adoption and juvenile practice, handling all types of adoption cases, including: direct placement, agency, foster parent, relative, stepparent, adult, contested, and interstate adoptions, as well as CHIPS and TPR cases. We hope you will think of our team when making referrals for adoption and juvenile cases.

Bria Walling

Bria Walling comes from a background of adoption in many respects. Not only was she adopted from South Korea as an infant but she is also the daughter of one of Minnesota’s pioneer adoption practitioners, Wright Walling. From a lifetime of seeing adoption in action both personally and professionally, Bria is passionate about this practice area and familiar with the intricacies involved. Bria is a fierce advocate for her clients and understands the many facets of the adoption process, including the intersection with child protection and foster care.


Amanda Bean

Amanda Bean is one of the most experienced adoption paralegals in Minnesota. Amanda has over 18 years of experience and has handled hundreds of adoptions, including many cases at the Court of Appeals and the Minnesota Supreme Court. Amanda enjoys assisting clients as they navigate their adoption journey. She has helped clients get through the best and worst times of their lives, always with gracious empathy and unwavering support. Adoption has also touched Amanda’s life personally, as she has many close friends and family members who have adopted a child or placed a child for adoption.

Contact Us with Questions!

Bria and Amanda have worked together for several years, and known each other for many more. Together, they are a powerhouse, eager to assist clients with all manner of adoption needs. Please contact us at 612-294-2200 if you have questions about our adoption and juvenile practice.