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Countering the ‘Soft Stigma’ Against Adoption
Posted By: Michael Richards

This blog was originally posted on ifstudies.org. “What kind of mother would give her child up for adoption?” “The thought of my baby being out there, with total strangers, creates a lot more guilt than the thought of an abortion!” “I don’t know if I could love an adopted child like my own child.” “Adopted
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Is Surrogacy Right For You?
Posted By: Michael Richards

When it comes to starting a family, there are many different parenting options to consider. Surrogacy is becoming a popular alternative for those who aren’t able to have children of their own but desire a biological child. At Hausmann and Hickman, we are adoption lawyers that specialize in surrogacy in Florida. Florida is one of
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What Options Do I Have For Adoption In Florida?
Posted By: Michael Richards

Adoption in Florida can be a complex process. At Hausmann and Hickman, we understand how important it is for prospective parents to thoroughly research and educate themselves on all options, legal matters, and requirements concerning adoption. We are Florida Bar certified adoption lawyers that specialize in adoption with a focus on reproductive law. Our mission
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Four Types Of Legal Adoption In Florida
Posted By: Michael Richards

Before prospective adoptive parents begin the process of adoption in Florida, it is essential for them to figure out which type of adoption they would like. The adoption lawyers at Hausmann and Hickman know how complicated the adoption process can be. We help prospective adoptive parents navigate the adoption process and provide information regarding each
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How Is Adoption Through Adoption Lawyers Different From Adoption Through An Agency?
Posted By: Michael Richards

When choosing to adoption, prospective parents can retain an agency or utilize adoption lawyers to handle an adoption placement. Each adoption method offers unique services and benefits. Hausmann and Hickman is a law firm that specializes in all types of adoption and surrogacy. Prospective adoptive parents may be confused on the different roles that adoption
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Famous Adoptions
Posted By: Michael Richards

Adoption serves as a foundation for the lives of many remarkable people in our society. The decision to adopt is a very personal and significant moment in a family’s life, so it is important to think things over. We can see those who have made amazing strides in their respective fields. From athletes to entertainers,
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Unplanned Pregnancy Alternatives to Abortion
Posted By: Michael Richards
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Unwanted or unplanned pregnancy may leave women feeling overwhelmed. This can bring up many questions about their options and alternatives. Women may take steps without exploring various alternatives available to them. Below are the various alternatives that women can opt for. Alternatives to Abortion Women may choose to have an abortion believing that it is
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What To Know About LGBT Adoption
Posted By: Michael Richards

Many couples desire to be parents and want to experience the joy of raising a child. Hausmann and Hickman’s child adoption services in Florida provide a full range of services to families of diverse backgrounds and situations, including single parents and same-sex couples. Hausmann and Hickman P.A. provides services which include private adoption, surrogacy, and
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Post-Delivery Health Tips For Birthmothers
Posted By: Michael Richards

Hausmann and Hickman can provide many great resources that guide new parents through the adoption process in Florida. The following blog will provide some tips for a smooth recovery following delivery. Rest, maintaining a balanced diet, and asking for help are three ways to encourage a healthy and quick post-partum recovery. Rest Following delivery, a
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Financial Assistance Options For Birth Mothers
Posted By: Michael Richards

Florida adoption law allows birth mothers to receive financial support during pregnancy and for a period following delivery. Many birth mothers receive assistance with various expenses such as rent, groceries, and utilities that may be hard to afford due to difficulty working during pregnancy. Private adoption attorneys such as Hausmann & Hickman work with birthmothers
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Top 5 Questions For Adoption In Florida
Posted By: Michael Richards
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There are many children in Florida who live in foster care, and there are also many adoption situations in which a birth mother arranges an adoption through a private attorney or agency before the baby is born. Many organizations offer adoption help in Florida. An individual or family looking into adoption may find reviewing the
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What You Need To Know About Surrogacy
Posted By: Michael Richards

When entering into a surrogacy arrangement, there are specific legal issues to consider. Each state varies in the legal requirements for creating a surrogacy agreement, and it is important to be informed of the specific requirements of your state. Hausmann & Hickman, P.A. has extensive experience drafting contracts, representing carriers and egg donors, and finalizing
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5 Common Myths About Unplanned Pregnancy
Posted By: Michael Richards
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Women experiencing an unplanned pregnancy may feel overwhelmed and unsure about the options available. There are plenty of unplanned pregnancy options available for women who face this situation. There also are a few myths and misconceptions associated with unplanned pregnancy. Some of these myths have become widespread and can be confusing for women who may
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Birth Mother Options and Alternatives
Posted By: Michael Richards
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An unplanned pregnancy can leave women in a difficult position. They may feel that there are not many options available to them. One consideration for women that are dealing with an unplanned pregnancy is to give up the baby for adoption. Statistics indicate that in the United States of America, 135,000 children get adopted every
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Unplanned Pregnancy Alternatives to Abortion
Posted By: Michael Richards

Facing an unplanned pregnancy can be scary for a woman of any age. Abortion is one option for unplanned pregnancies, but there are multiple other abortion alternative options that women should consider. These options include adoption, parenting the child, asking the father to care for the child, and temporary fostering. Each option has its benefits
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The Florida Adoption Process: National vs. Local Agencies
Posted By: Michael Richards

Understanding the adoption process in Florida can help a woman gain comfort in choosing private adoption placement for their child when faced with an unplanned pregnancy. The laws in Florida vary slightly from other states across the country and the process can cross state borders. One option to consider is whether to work with a
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Ten Uncommon Signs of Pregnancy
Posted By: Michael Richards

An unplanned pregnancy may go unnoticed by the mother for weeks or even months. It is not uncommon for women who have busy lives or who are unaware of the signs to overlooked the symptoms of a pregnancy. When a pregnancy is unplanned, the woman is not likely to be taking regular pregnancy tests. Understanding
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Five Advantages to an Unplanned Pregnancy
Posted By: Michael Richards

Adoption & Surrogacy has worked with hundreds of mothers who have faced an unplanned pregnancy. Although every woman experiences a slightly different journey, there is always something that brings light to this stressful life event. Women often experience a range of emotions from depression and anxiety to gratefulness and hope. The many options and resources
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What is the Adoption Process in Florida?
Posted By: Michael Richards

Unplanned pregnancies are a reality of life that can be a challenge for women, relationships, and families. Thankfully, there are options that birth moms can take in the event of an unplanned pregnancy. If current circumstances make it difficult to provide a child with the upbringing the birth parents hope for their child, adoption is
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Unplanned Pregnancy: What Are My Options?
Posted By: Michael Richards

Finding out you’re pregnant when you’re not expecting can be a stressful experience. Surprisingly, almost half the pregnancies that occur in the United States are unplanned. Researching the options and deciding on what to do can be overwhelming if you become pregnant unexpectedly. The first step is to schedule an appointment with your physician so
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Top Qualities to Look for in an Adoption Attorney
Posted By: Michael Richards

When working with adoption attorneys, birth parents and prospective adoptive parents should be concerned about the quality of service they receive. Florida lawyers that practice in adoption law do a lot more than just file paperwork, they also facilitate the matching process for private adoptions and act as an advocate. With so much responsibility, it
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Tips for Coping with an Unplanned Pregnancy
Posted By: Michael Richards

When that little stick turns blue and you realize that you are facing an unplanned pregnancy, it is normal for your head to start to spin. Finding out about an unplanned pregnancy can be an emotional time for any woman, and coping is important to get through it. Regardless of whether you are ready to
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Myths About Placing a Baby for Adoption
Posted By: Michael Richards
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Placing a child for adoption is one of the most selfless and difficult decisions a birth mother can make. Every parenting situation is different, whether it’s adoption or an unplanned pregnancy. No matter the circumstance, every child deserves the chance to be welcomed into a loving and caring family. The available information for adoption can
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Unplanned Pregnancy? Choose Adoption with Hausmann & Hickman P.A.
Posted By: Michael Richards
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Adoption is not an easy decision for a woman to make. There are details and information that needs to be taken into account before going through with an adoption. The final decision may not be made until the end of pregnancy, or after child delivery. There are many reasons why one would choose adoption as
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