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Florida Adoption Attorneys specializing in Personalized Adoption and Surrogacy

If you are pregnant and considering your parenting options, exploring adoption, or dealing with the challenges of infertility, Hausmann & Hickman, P.A. is available to offer comprehensive support and legal guidance. As dedicated Florida adoption attorneys, Amy Hickman and Michelle Hausmann bring a combination of empathy and expertise to every case. As board certified Florida adoption attorneys, we have the knowledge to provide expert legal representation in adoption and surrogacy matters.

With over 25+ years of specialized experience in reproductive and adoption law, Hausmann & Hickman, P.A. holds a deep understanding of the legal intricacies involved in adoption and surrogacy. Our approach includes personalized attention and a compassionate understanding of the emotional challenges that biological parents, as well as adoptive families, face during this journey. Whether you are seeking legal guidance for adoption, surrogacy, or reproductive law issues, Hausmann & Hickman, P.A. is equipped to provide exceptional legal representation, ensuring that your needs are met with the highest standards of professionalism and care.

Families Ready To Adopt

Catherine & Tim
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Rebecca & Elliott
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Jenna & Ian
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Elly & Nate
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Flor & Marcos
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Claire & Allen
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Pat & Patty
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Sandra & Ron
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Catherine & Tim

Hi! Thank you for considering us as your adoptive parents.

We are Catherine & Tim. We have been together for 13 years and married for 10 years. We are a fun, loving, hard working couple. Catherine is in sales and Tim is an attorney.

We struggled with infertility for 5 years.  After that experience, we did not know much about adoption, but we wanted to learn.  We now have a much better and deeper appreciation for the journey of a birthmother, and we would love to bring a child into our home through adoption.

We are a very active couple. We love to travel, hike, explore nature, attend sporting events, and hangout with our friends. Catherine is an avid runner and reader. Tim loves to go to the gym and watch sports. We have a niece and nephew and our families are very excited for us to expand our our own little family.

If you choose us, your child will always know their story, where they came from, and how much they are loved by you. We also commit to you that we will raise your child in a loving home, full of adventures, activities, stories, and hugs.

We are here to support you as much as you would like us to do so during this time.

Ruth

Thank you for taking a moment to get to know me! I think that adoption is a loving and courageous choice. I would like to share my story with you – why my desire is to adopt and to welcome a child in my life at this time. I’m ready and my heart is open!

I am a professor whose career has centered around assisting children with special needs and their families. I planned on having children after establishing my career and have always been open to adoption. After experiencing my own challenges with fertility, my desire to adopt has only grown. My experiences both personally and professionally have well prepared me to care, nurture, and raise a child. I look forward to providing a warm, loving, fun-filled home and a solid foundation for a bright, promising future. I have a large community and family—related and unrelated—who cannot wait to extend a warm welcome and shower a little one with love.

Thank you for taking a moment to review my profile. Wishing you kindness and peace as you weigh your decisions.

Warmly,

Ruth

Rebecca & Elliott

We are Elliott, Rebecca, and Ellie. We are a family created by adoption and love.

We want to share a little about our hearts and hopefully get to know yours one day soon.

Through this book, we hope that you can see our love of life and family and our genuine desire to be the best parents possible.

We adopted our daughter, Ellie, four years ago, so our family understands the importance of the decision you are considering.

If our family feels like home for your child, we would be blessed by your trust in us.

Whatever your choice may be, please know that we are thinking about you, praying for you, and support you as you seek what feels right for you and your baby.

With great love,

Rebecca & Elliott

Jenna & Ian

We are Jenna and Ian, from Florida! We’ve always dreamed of being parents and are excited to begin this journey. We know that your goal is finding the best possible home for your baby. We are thinking of you, as the birth mother, making this difficult decision. We are so thankful you are considering our family for your child. We hope our book gives you some insight into who we are, our daily lives, and helps you envision a safe and happy home for your child. We look forward to hearing from you once you read our story and who we are as good, kind, and a fun-loving couple.

Elly & Nate

Hello and thank you so much for considering Elly, Violet, and Nate as an adoptive family.  We have been married for 15 years, together for 20 years and have one 7 year old daughter, Violet.  Our greatest joy and aspiration in life has been being parents, and feel strongly called to grow our family through adoption.  We can’t imagine how difficult the decision to place your child with an adoptive family must have been, however our promise to you is that we will do all in our power to provide a stable and loving environment so that your child will thrive.  He or She will always know love and understand the sacrifice you’ve made for Him or Her.

Rebekah

Hi there!

Thank you for considering me as your adoptive parent!

Being an adopted child myself is what brought me on this journey to meet you! I have always known I wanted to adopt a child especially because I was.

This choice you are making will never be taken lightly. It will be honored and cherished. You and your child are true blessings. I know you are brave and beautiful, and I will make sure your child knows how really special you are.

I am so grateful that I have a connection with my birth mom, for what she did for me and how much she appreciates my adoptive parents. I respect her immensely. I want to be able to do the same for your child. I will give him or her all that I can with love, support, understanding. Hazel, my almost 7 year old, can’t wait to meet, hug, love and teach your child. She will be the most compassionate big sister.

I deeply believe that the very best gift you can give an adopted child is to be open with them from the very beginning. Your child will always feel like he/she belongs and being adopted was a gift between two amazing women, you and me.

Warmly,

Rebekah

Flor & Marcos

Hi! Today we would like to tell you our story. We’d like that, for a few minutes, you get to know our universe, get to know who we are, and a little about our life.

One of our major dreams is to become parents and we hope that through adoption, our dream will come true.

We met almost 10 years ago, we have been married for 7. A great friend in common introduced us, he knew that the magic, the love and the connection between us was going to be instantaneous, and it was.

We were born in Argentina, and for almost 6 years we have lived in Miami, we speak English and Spanish. Both languages ​​are constantly embracing our lives.

We are blessed to be surrounded by great friends and family who visit us constantly.

Our house has the love of 3 Golden Retrievers, Merlin (5), Allegra (3) and Eros (2), they are good, affectionate and playful. Our house is big, they have their own room and garden area exclusively for them.

We are really happy with the decision of adopting a child. We believe it’s a great act of love and respect for life.

You will always be an especially important person in their life, because not only have you brought them into the world, but also have given them the possibility to live and have been extremely generous in granting us the possibility to be their family and to care for them. We will always talk to them about you and acknowledge your amazing act of love.

We’d like to provide the child with the best opportunities, love and respect. We are open to the possibility of the child having an open adoption with you depending on your wishes and what you are comfortable with.

Thank you for considering our family to be a part of your journey.

Flor & Marcos

Claire & Allen

“We’d like to show you a little about our life and would love to get to know you as well. We’ve always known we wanted to have children and have spent the last years supporting and loving the children in our lives as foster parents, neighbors, friends, and (as we’d like to think), fun uncle and aunt. Because we haven’t been able to have children biologically, we’d like to grow our family through adoption. Claire’s sister was adopted, and Allen grew up closely with a cousin who was adopted as well.

Allen and I are best friends and genuinely enjoy spending our time together. We feel blessed to have developed such a wonderful community through our friends, neighbors, and family. We live in a beautiful city where we love to explore the greenway on our bikes and hike nearby trails. We also love to visit the mountains and beaches, both within a few hours’ drive.

As foster parents, we were blessed to have first-hand experience unconditionally loving the children in our home as we supported reunification with their families. Now we’re hoping to adopt a child meant to be a part of our lives forever. We know we can’t fully understand the pain and difficulty of being in your shoes right now. We may not know you yet, but we pray and hope you find genuine comfort and peace as you continue this journey, wherever it takes you. “

Pat & Patty

Hi, we are Pat and Patty. We are very grateful you are considering adoption and viewing our profile. We will do our very best to paint a picture of our life, to help you imagine your child as a part of our family.
We were college sweethearts, and boast 26 years of friendship and 19 years of marriage. We count our blessings, laugh often, and try not to take ourselves too seriously. A stable home, with a loving couple that has an excellent track record of making sacrifices for the sake of their marriage and the good of the family, is what we have to offer a child.
May whatever you decide, bring you peace and comfort. If you choose to make an adoption plan with us, we promise to do all we can to support you.
-Pat & Patty

Sandra & Ron

Thank you for taking the time to get to know us. We are grateful that you are considering us to raise the child that you are expecting and appreciate that you are considering this loving path. Please know that your child will have the brightest of futures with us.

Our seaside town is a unique place where it is truly ideal to raise a family and to grow up as a child. We believe in providing your child with every educational and developmental opportunity balanced with fun and variety. Our families are tight-knit and so supportive of our plans to adopt a second child.
Both future siblings will get to share this bond. And your child will immediately gain a lifelong, sweet-mannered, and energetic older brother! Our marriage is long enduring. Sandra is naturally maternal, joyful, and full of energy. A nurturer, she makes everyone feel special. Ron is gentle in nature and kind and patient.

He relishes playing endless games and reading books over and over again to a child’s content. Our immediate family is made up of Ron and Sandra and our two-year-old son who also joined our family through the beauty of adoption, and our sweet long haired lab. Our extended families live no more than 10 minutes away and that includes three darling cousins who are always ready to play. Our family members all have a playful spirit and a sense of adventure which makes travel, outdoor activities, and beach life a natural part of our lives. Our quiet seaside area remains charming and safe and very much home to both of us. Our home is close to great schools and nearby parks and Orlando parks are near.
We hope to share this quality of life if we have the opportunity. Thanks to the support that we have from our family and our community, we’ve been able to build a loving, welcoming, and lasting home. We offer your child the stability of our strong marriage and that we will be loving parents and providers.

Thank You Notes

My husband and I recently adopted our infant son this past February, and we could not have been in better hands than with the help of Hausmann & Hickman, P.A. Adoption is a very complicated and an involved process, and Michelle worked directly with my husband and I alongside our adoption agency each step of the way from placement all the way to our court finalization.

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Dear Michelle, Amy and all of the amazing staff at Hausmann and Hickman, Thank you so much for your help in our journey to become a family. Your sage wisdom and guidance was so helpful and we felt like we were in good hands every step of the way.

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Hausmann & Hickman was a reliable and consistent resource that helped us navigate the most important decision of our life. They treated our family with complete respect & dignity. We will always be grateful for all they have done for our family.

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We at A Step Ahead Adoption Services (ASA) have had the pleasure to work collaboratively with the wonderful attorneys and staff at Hausmann & Hickman Law. For over a decade, we have received consistent compliments and praise from our client families who have successfully adopted using the adoption services provided by Hausmann & Hickman. Their professionalism, ethical business practices and genuine care for expectant families (adoptive and birth) earns high marks from our client families.

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Dear Michelle, Amy and all of the amazing staff at Hausmann and Hickman, Thank you for this. The family here in this Christmas card means the world to me and it’s all thanks to you! Thank you for the work you do every single day, for that work has given us our family.

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We retained Amy after our adoption placement (made by another agency) became contested. Having no legal knowledge of how adoptions worked, it was a relief to have Amy walk us through every painful step. She worked diligently at times I would have never expected, including conducting depositions on her own daughter’s birthday and through the grieving of the sudden loss of her mother. Never once was there an excuse and she was always one step or more ahead of any opposition.

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Working with Michelle was an absolute pleasure. From the outset we knew she was working hard to find us the right birthmother. She was knowledgeable and patient when we needed guidance, reassuring and thoughtful when we were anxious, supportive and excited for us at all stages of our journey.

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My name is Danae and I was already a mother of 3 when I became pregnant again.  I wasn’t married and I didn’t know what I was going to do.  I only knew that I couldn’t have an abortion.  Shortly after meeting Michelle and doing all of the paperwork, she called and told me of a young couple who had tried for 8 years to get pregnant. I think I knew within the first ten minutes that the child I was carrying was meant to be theirs…they were so much in love, and I could just tell that they would be good parents.

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Hello my name is Alexa and I am a birthmother. I have done two placements, both with Hausmann and Hickman.  I am so grateful to the wonderful women at Hausmann and Hickman for all of their hard work. They were able to get me connected with the right families for both of my placements.

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We have worked with Michelle on our last two adoptions. We love Michelle and all of the staff. Communication and support is the best, and we can’t imagine adopting without them!

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We want to thank Michelle Hausmann and Amy Hickman for their efforts in bringing our son, Connor, into our lives. We are grateful for their professionalism and dedication in finding us the perfect birth mother to be paired with. From start to finish, they did an absolutely fantastic job.

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My husband and I recently adopted our infant son this past February, and we could not have been in better hands than with the help of Hausmann & Hickman, P.A.  Adoption is a very complicated and an involved process, and Michelle worked directly with my husband and I alongside our adoption agency each step of the way from placement all the way to our court finalization. Not only was the process seamless and well organized, Michelle was also extremely responsive to our concerns and questions through email, phone, and text.

Additionally, we selected to have an open adoption.  Not only did Hausmann & Hickman ensure our comfort through the adoption process, but we were extremely impressed with the care and sensitivity for our birth family, making sure their needs were met and making them feel as comfortable as possible during the time of placement. Rather than the placement being a sad and emotional time, it became a celebration of two families becoming one with a lasting connection through the common love of our son.

Since our adoption happened right before Covid19 exploded across the United States, we had some delays in our court finalization. However, Michelle was very understanding of our anxiety, and reassured us that everything was filed correctly, double checked, and was simply in the hands of the judge and state. Knowing Hausmann & Hickman was on top of our finalization and keeping tabs on our case was extremely comforting.  When our finalization finally came a couple of months later, it made us even more proud and undeniably happy to become officially recognized as our son’s parents.

We have a sincere sense of gratitude for Hausmann & Hickman for putting our minds at ease, walking us through all of the documentation, and basically holding our hands through it all. Every day we feel incredibly thankful for our son, the birth family who gave us such an incredible gift, our adoption agency, and the truly top notch and first class service through Michelle Hausmann and the staff at Hausmann & Hickman P.A.

– Kate & Mark, Adoptive Parents

Dear Michelle, Amy and all of the amazing staff at Hausmann and Hickman,

Thank you so much for your help in our journey to become a family. Your sage wisdom and guidance was so helpful and we felt like we were in good hands every step of the way. We can’t believe it has been a year and we are still head over heels for baby Jay. We just wanted to let you know how much we appreciate you and all you do!

– Jaclyn, Alan, and Baby Jay

Hausmann & Hickman was a reliable and consistent resource that helped us navigate the most important decision of our life. They treated our family with complete respect & dignity. We will always be grateful for all they have done for our family.  We will remember Michelle Hausmann as our cornerstone of sanity throughout the process. They forever changed our lives!

– Ray & Jason, Adoptive Parents

We at A Step Ahead Adoption Services (ASA) have had the pleasure to work collaboratively with the wonderful attorneys and staff at Hausmann & Hickman Law. For over a decade, we have received consistent compliments and praise from our client families who have successfully adopted using the adoption services provided by Hausmann & Hickman. Their professionalism, ethical business practices and genuine care for expectant families (adoptive and birth) earns high marks from our client families. We look forward to our continued excellent working relationship.

Diane Hogan

Owner/President – A Step Ahead Adoption Services

Dear Michelle, Amy and all of the amazing staff at Hausmann and Hickman,

Thank you for this. The family here in this Christmas card means the world to me and it’s all thanks to you! Thank you for the work you do every single day, for that work has given us our family. Thank you for guiding these children home, thank you for these smiles, thank you for all these laughs, and thank you for these beautiful faces I get to wake up to every single day. I just wanted to let you know how grateful we are to have each other and how much we appreciate the work you have done for us and for every family you have touched. Wishing you all the very merriest Holiday season.

Love,
Josh, Tiffany & family

– Josh and Tiffany, Adoptive Parents

We retained Amy after our adoption placement (made by another agency) became contested. Having no legal knowledge of how adoptions worked, it was a relief to have Amy walk us through every painful step. She worked diligently at times I would have never expected, including conducting depositions on her own daughter’s birthday and through the grieving of the sudden loss of her mother. Never once was there an excuse and she was always one step or more ahead of any opposition. To say she is an expert in her field is an understatement! She would always make sure that we were “ok” mentally with the horrific ordeal we were facing and that she never expected us to take time away from our baby.  She never laughed at any of my husband’s absurd questions which was a huge plus. 

I am proud to say that we have made a friend for life by hiring Amy Hickman and would recommend her 100%. Our 16 month journey would not have been as tolerable without her. It was fate she was brought to our family. I honestly can say I miss talking with her every single day.

– Mark & Annette, Adoptive Parents Facing a Contested Adoption

Working with Michelle was an absolute pleasure. From the outset we knew she was working hard to find us the right birthmother. She was knowledgeable and patient when we needed guidance, reassuring and thoughtful when we were anxious, supportive and excited for us at all stages of our journey. Our birthmother felt the same way. Michelle’s kindness and expertise helped all of us get through a sometimes difficult process with ultimate success. We highly recommend her.

– Kim & Josh, Adoptive Parents

My name is Danae and I was already a mother of 3 when I became pregnant again.  I wasn’t married and I didn’t know what I was going to do.  I only knew that I couldn’t have an abortion.  Shortly after meeting Michelle and doing all of the paperwork, she called and told me of a young couple who had tried for 8 years to get pregnant.

I think I knew within the first ten minutes that the child I was carrying was meant to be theirs…they were so much in love, and I could just tell that they would be good parents.  I was so happy to be having a baby for such loving people.  I couldn’t wait to have the baby just so I could give it to them and see their faces!

It has been nine months since Adam was born, and we still keep in touch.  I know we will always be a part of their life.  I will be able to find out how Adam is doing from a distance, and that’s just fine with me.

I did a good thing…yes, I did. And you can too.  This experience has been the greatest random act of kindness that I could ever do for somebody.  There’s no feeling like the one I had giving Adam to them, really.

– Danae, a Birth Mother

Hello my name is Alexa and I am a birthmother. I have done two placements, both with Hausmann and Hickman.  I am so grateful to the wonderful women at Hausmann and Hickman for all of their hard work. They were able to get me connected with the right families for both of my placements.

– Alexa, a Birth Mother

We have worked with Michelle on our last two adoptions. We love Michelle and all of the staff. Communication and support is the best, and we can’t imagine adopting without them!

– Matthew and Jackie, Adoptive Parents

We want to thank Michelle Hausmann and Amy Hickman for their efforts in bringing our son, Connor, into our lives. We are grateful for their professionalism and dedication in finding us the perfect birth mother to be paired with. From start to finish, they did an absolutely fantastic job. I highly recommend them for anyone looking to bring a new loved one into their family through adoption.

– Allison & Kendall, Adoptive Parents

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The Florida surrogacy attorneys at Hausmann & Hickman, P.A. do not match intended parents with gestational surrogates. Instead, we handle the legal aspects for clients who have independently found a match or have been matched through an agency. Our firm is frequently referred cases from fertility clinics, surrogacy matching agencies, and other attorneys practicing reproductive law but unable to finalize surrogacy arrangements. Once a match is made, we draft a comprehensive contract between the intended parents, the surrogate, and her spouse (if applicable). Our services also include preparing supporting affidavits, medical record releases, and healthcare advance directives, as well as guiding the intended parents’ involvement in the surrogate’s pregnancy and ensuring they are responsible for the child’s medical expenses.

Hausmann & Hickman, P.A. remains actively involved throughout the surrogacy process. From around 24-30 weeks of gestation, we initiate the legal proceedings in Florida to secure a Pre-Birth Order. This order is crucial as it authorizes the intended parents’ immediate access to the child upon birth and directs medical providers to seek payment for the child’s medical expenses from the intended parents. Following the child’s birth, our Florida surrogacy attorneys return to court to request a final order amending the child’s birth certificate to reflect the intended parents’ parentage.

The role of Florida surrogacy attorneys in this process is invaluable. We provide the necessary legal expertise and guidance to ensure that each surrogacy arrangement complies with Florida surrogacy law and that the rights and interests of all parties are protected. Hausmann & Hickman, P.A.’s commitment to our clients extends beyond mere legal representation; we offer a supportive and informed pathway for those seeking to grow their families through surrogacy in Florida. For anyone considering this route, Hausmann & Hickman, P.A is ready to provide expert legal assistance, ensuring a smooth and legally sound journey towards building your family.