Nearly three million women each year ask themselves, “I’m pregnant, what do I do?” Experiencing an unplanned pregnancy is not uncommon. But that doesn’t mean making the right decision is easy. Many women choose to become a parent, while some women choose to have an abortion. However, about 1 in every 20 women facing an unplanned pregnancy choose adoption.
Choosing adoption is VERY important life decision and should not be taken lightly. It’s important to remember that deciding to place a child for adoption and when to make that decision is 100% up to you. However, if adoption is on the table, then it’s vital that you meet with a licensed adoption professional early on in your pregnancy. This is important for two reasons. First, it’s very difficult to obtain abortion services after the first trimester, so it’s best to explore all your options as early as possible. Secondly, prenatal care is hugely important to having a healthy baby, so obtaining it early on in your pregnancy is ideal. If you choose adoption, you can obtain medical care free of cost.
If you’re further along in your pregnancy and still wondering if adoption is an option, don’t fret – you can explore adoption at any time in your pregnancy, and even after you have given birth. In fact, in the state of Florida, the actual document consenting to 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, this includes selecting an adoptive family.
If you’re facing an unplanned pregnancy in Florida, and need to explore all of your options, we are here to help. Madonna Finney is an expert in private adoption in Florida. She is board certified in adoption law, and Madonna and her staff have been helping women facing unplanned pregnancies for more than 20 years. They provide adoption services with compassion, care and concern and have offices in Tallahassee, Pensacola and Franklin County.
We can help answer your questions and provide information so you can make the best possible decisions. We can help you with paperwork, obtaining medical care, provided needed financial assistance with living expenses, as well as support services and counseling from our social work and counseling staff.
Contact us any time at (850) 308-1836. We’re here for you 24/7, 365 days a year.