Florida’s Surrendered Infant Law Gets a Big Heart: How HB 775 Benefits Mothers, Children, and Prospective Adoptive Families

Exciting news for Florida families! House Bill 775, taking effect July 1, 2024, brings significant changes to our state’s law regarding surrendered infants. At Tate Healey Webster, we applaud these advancements that prioritize the well-being of birth parents and children and are proud that lawmakers consulted with one of our attorneys, Jeanne T. Tate, in…

A Change in International Adoption:

Insights & Guidance At Tate Healey Webster, we are not just witnesses to the evolution of international adoption—we’re dedicated participants in the journey that brings families together. With international adoptions becoming more infrequent, the importance of each family’s story grows. In 2022, we saw 1,517 such stories unfold, and although…

California bans Adoption Facilitators

California has outlawed the use of unlicensed facilitators to broker adoptions or match prospective parents with pregnant mothers. Advocates of the new law allege many facilitators operate with little oversight, charge exorbitant rates to potential adoptive parents, and take advantage of poor and struggling pregnant women. Opponents of the law…

Getting Those Grants: How One Mom’s Tenacity Really Paid Off

Rachel and her husband were just like many other couples looking to adopt. After spending thousands of dollars on fertility treatments, their entire savings account was nearly dried up. The couple decided to fund their first adoption through loans, but Rachel knew there had to be a better way. So…

Pregnant or Parenting: 5 Questions You MUST Ask an Adoption Lawyer

Are you pregnant and considering adoption? Are you an adoptive parent looking to start an adoption journey?  If the answer to either of those questions is yes, you will need an adoption lawyer. Why Do I Need to Consult an Adoption Attorney? Although many adoptions go through seamlessly, others hit a…

Navigating the Cost of Adoption

Navigating the Cost of Adoption Adoption costs in the U.S. vary widely and can cost anywhere from $0 to $50,000 or more, depending on the type of adoption.  Money to help defray the cost of adoption is available from both governmental and private-sector sources. These are the major ones: Federal…

FLORIDA ADOPTION LAWYER – JEANNE T. TATE – RECOGNIZED AS TOP 10 LAWYER

FLORIDA ADOPTION LAWYER – JEANNE T. TATE – RECOGNIZED AS TOP 10 LAWYER Law Office(s) of Jeanne T. Tate, P.A. Jul 25, 2022, 11:17 ET TAMPA, Fla., July 25, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The Law Office, P.A. of Jeanne T. Tate is honored to announce that its managing partner has been…
Moore to Love: An Adoption Podcast

Adopting A Financial Plan For Your Family’s Future

How much will adoption cost? When is the first payment due? What happens to our money if the adoption falls through? Questions like these can cause financial anxiety for so many families that are looking to adopt. But how do you face this stress head-on without falling prey to financial…
Moore to Love: An Adoption Podcast

A Sense of Self: A Candid Conversation with a Transracial Adoptee

Navigating life as an adoptee can be confusing and difficult, especially when your feelings stay bottled up to protect the ones you love the most. As a black adoptee growing up with a white family, Kyle experienced a wide range of emotions that he kept locked inside. Kyle shares his…
Moore to Love: An Adoption Podcast

What You Wish You Knew Before Your Adoption

Adopting for the first time can be like navigating uncharted waters if you don’t have the right guide. Often times, prospective adoptive parents don’t know the “right” questions to ask or how to properly prepare for what happens next after bringing their child home. Guest Paige Knipfer is the owner…