PRIVATE ADOPTION

Countering the ‘Soft Stigma’ Against Adoption
Posted By: Michelle Hausmann

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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What is an Adoption Home Study?
Posted By: Amy Hickman

You’ve accepted your infertility and are ready to adopt a child.  What next?  While adoption laws vary from state to state, all states agree an adoption home study on a prospective adoptive parent is required prior to the adoption of a non-relative. A home study has three primary purposes: to educate and prepare a family
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Private Adoption Today
Posted By: Amy Hickman

Private adoption today is nothing like it was in years past.  Long gone are the days of “closed” adoptions, when newborns were whisked from the delivery room before a birthmother had an opportunity to request otherwise. Today’s birthmother directs her adoption plan, and in so doing provides her child the best future possible. How does
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Alexa, A Birth Mother’s Perspective
Posted By: Amy Hickman

My name is Alexa and I am a mother of five.  I have placed three of my children for adoption and I am a stay at home mom for two. My journey to becoming a birth mother began in 2005.  While going through a divorce we found out I was pregnant with a second child.
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Amy, An Adoption Practitioner
Posted By: Amy Hickman

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
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Surrogate information
Posted By: Amy Hickman

Whether you are considering becoming a surrogate, egg or embryo donor, intended parents who have identified your own surrogate, or you are beginning this journey in search of finding a surrogate, your arrangement will be handled professionally with a personal touch. We look forward to working with you.

Adoptive and birth parents share information
Posted By: Amy Hickman

Private adoption has changed dramatically.Today, adoptive parents and birth parents meet and share information before the child’s birth and agree to continue after the child’s placement. Communication in each adoption is essential to the child’s best interests and the individual comfort and ease of the parties.