Hi, I am Amy Hickman, one of the partners and attorneys. I am writing this blog to start a dialogue about important adoption issues. Over fifteen years ago, I decided to dedicate my career to adoption in an effort to better the adoption placement experience for each birth mother and adoptive family with a focus on the child. I am writing with Alexa, a mother who I have had the privilege and honor to work with to assist her in parenting her children through adoption. We worked hard to help her identify the families that were right for her children and to craft a personal plan for her adoption. Together we hope to inform all members of the adoption process about our experiences and the value of working with qualified and compassionate adoption practitioners. A child is a special and precious gift to each family. We all have the responsibility to protect and guard this gift.