Birth Mother Benefits

Money to pay for living expenses e.g. rent, utilities, food, toiletries and household expenses. Mobile Phone and Service, Medical Care and Medications, Counseling...

Medical and Counseling

We will be happy to assist you in receiving quality medical care and counseling. If you do not already have care in place, we can help you locate the care you need...

General Questions

What is adoption?
What is open adoption?
May I select the family to adopt my child?...

Are you facing an Unplanned Pregnancy?

You don’t have to do this alone, the family you have selected may assist you and you may receive Birth Mother Benefits. They include:

  • Money to pay for living expenses e.g. rent, utilities, food, toiletries and household expenses.
  • Mobile Phone and Service
  • Transportation
  • Maternity Clothing
  • Medical care and medications
  • Counseling

We are available to speak with you, discuss birth mother benefits, answer your questions and provide all the necessary information about the adoption process so you can make the right choice for you and your child.Your call is confidential and birth mother services are free to you.If you call after hours, please stay on the line and wait for the answering service to transfer you. We speak English and Spanish.

Serving Birth Mothers in Tallahassee, Pensacola, Ocala, Crestview, Panama City, Ft. Walton Beach, Milton and surrounding areas. Offices in Tallahassee, Franklin County and Pensacola.

Escambia County office serving Pensacola, Milton, Pace, Jay, Ft. Walton Beach, Crestview, Niceville and surrounding communities.

Franklin County office serving Apalachicola, Eastpoint, Carrabelle, Port St. Joe, Panama City, Wewahitchka, Blountstown, Bristol, Hosford and surrounding communities.

Leon County office serving Tallahassee, Madison, Perry, Quincy, Marianna, Lake City, Gainesville, Ocala, Monticello, Live Oak, Cross City, Crawfordville and surrounding communities.

Learn About Adoption Plans

Unplanned pregnancy can be accompanied by difficult decisions. However, there are a variety of options available to you and we can help you through each adoption option!

Develop Your Adoption Plan

In Florida, you may make plans for adoption at any point in your pregnancy, including selecting an adoptive family. We can even work with you while you are at the hospital, and after delivery. An adoption plan may even be made once you have taken the child home. Adoption plans are unique to each expectant mom

Get Answers to your biggest questions

At what point in my pregnancy may I make plans for adoption?

In Florida, the actual consent for the adoption of your child may only be signed after the child’s birth. However, you may make plans for adoption at any point in your pregnancy, including selecting an adoptive family. We can even work with you while you are at the hospital, and after delivery. An adoption plan may even be made once you have taken the child home.

May I select the family to adopt my child?

Yes, in private adoption you may discuss your individual desires for an adoptive family with us and we will present families who meet the qualities you are looking for. These desires may include such characteristics of adoptive parents as religious preference, race, age, the existence of children already in the family or other factors which you deem important in your selection of a family. Most adoption attorneys maintain information such as profiles and photographs of the families which birth parents may review when making this decision. You may also have your individual questions regarding a particular family answered and, in most instances, you may speak with or meet with the families as you desire so that you may feel assured this is the right family for you and your child.

What is open adoption?

The contact or relationship between the adoptive parents and biological or birth parents is referred to as “openness” in an adoption. The term “open adoption” does not have one specific meaning, but includes many forms of contact and relationships that birth and adoptive families choose to have with one another. We work with many different types of adoption, including open adoptions, closed adoptions and many variations in between. You may select the type of adoption that works best for you and your child.

Open adoption can refer to:

  • Adoptive and birth parents who choose to meet on a first-name basis for one meeting before the birth of the child, but decide to have no further contact.
  • Adoptive and birth parents who choose to have some form of an on-going relationship throughout the term of pregnancy and may maintain that contact throughout the labor and delivery process and immediately after birth, before the baby goes home from the hospital.
  • Adoptive and birth parents who choose to have some form of an on-going contact whether through cards, letters, email, blogs, web sites and/or photographs.
  • Adoptive and birth parents who choose to have an on-going, in person contact between the birth parent(s) and child.

How will I know an adoptive family will take good care of my child?

Prospective Adoptive parents must complete an extensive screening process before they are approved to adopt. This process includes visits to their home, interviews, providing references and those references being checked, criminal background investigations, assurances of financial ability to care for a child, the review of medical and financial information and counseling to prepare them for adoption. All adoptive parents must be approved by the court in which they adopt. You may also have the opportunity to select the family, speak with them, ask them questions and meet in person, so that you may feel assured of your decision.

Marilu es la Coordinadora de Adopciones de nuestra firma. Ella habla español y está disponible para hablar con usted, contestar sus preguntas y proveerle toda la información necesaria sobre el proceso de adopción para que pueda usted tomar la decisión correcta. Su llamada es confidencial y los servicios son libres de costo. Si llama después de nuestras horas de oficina, favor de mantenerse en la línea y esperar por la operadora para transferirla con Marilu. Si prefiere mandar mensaje de texto por favor use el numero 850-556-5888.

ADOPTION PROCESS

 GATHER INFORMATION

If you’re facing an unwanted or unexpected pregnancy, one of your first steps should be to gather information to help you decide what’s best for you and your baby.

HELP US UNDERSTAND YOUR NEEDS

We can discuss ensuring your’re provided medical care, counseling, living expenses, transportation, telephone and clothing.

CREATE A PERSONALIZED ADOPTION PLAN

We will work with you to create the plan that works for you and your child, including picking the right family and developing  the adoption that works for you.

CREATE A HOSPITAL BIRTH PLAN THAT WORKS FOR YOU

Once your adoptive family has been selected, and as you get closer to the birth of your child, we will work with you to develop your hospital plan

AFTER PLACEMENT

We are here to help everyone move forward in a positive way after having developed the adoption that will work for you.

WAITING FAMILIES

Aaron and Jen

SONIA AND JOSE

MATT AND MICHELE

Are you pregnant in  and looking for info about adoption?

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ADDRESS

The Law Office of Madonna M. Finney
2252 Killearn Center Blvd
Tallahassee, FL 32309-3573

Toll Free: 888.883.6830
Locally: 1.850.577.3077
Text Us: 1.850.308.1836

Email Us: MMFinney@aol.com