If you find yourself facing an unplanned pregnancy in Florida, you have several options ahead of you. One of those options is making an adoption plan. While adoption may seem daunting or confusing, we are here to help you understand how the adoption process would unfold for both you and your baby.
Step 1 – Consider Your Options. It’s important you consider all of your options and gather all the information you can to make the best decision for you and your baby. If you need assistance in understanding your options, we are available to help you, with no cost or obligation. Your call or text is confidential.
Step 2 – Find an Adoption Professional To Guide You. if you decide that adoption is the right path, then you’ll need to find a Florida adoption agency or a Florida adoption attorney to help guide you through the process. If you choose to work with our firm, we would start the adoption process by getting to know you better and understanding both your needs and your desires for your baby.
Step 3 – Create An Adoption Plan. With the help of your adoption social worker, Angela, you’ll create something called an adoption plan. This will be a roadmap for the rest of your pregnancy. The adoption plan will address things like, what kind of medical care or counseling you will need, and what sort of birth mother assistance you’ll require for things like housing, clothing, living expenses, and transportation. The plan will also address what kind of adoptive family you’d like to place your baby with, how you’d like your delivery day to play out and what level of post-adoption contact you’d like to have with the adoptive family.
Step 4 – Choosing the Adoptive Family. Based on the information you’ve given us, we will provide you with profiles from hopeful adoptive families that fit your desired characteristics. You’ll be able to review these profiles and if something clicks, choose a family from them. If none of the profiles work for you, we’ll go back to the drawing board and find some others that may appeal to you. After you’ve chosen a family, you can request to meet them in-person, over the phone, or through messages like text, email, or social media.
Step 5 – Delivering Your Baby. When you first created your adoption plan, you described how you’d like your delivery day to play out. We will consider things like who you want with you at the hospital, how much time you want to have with the baby, if you want the adoptive family to have contact with you and if you would like them to have contact with or care for the baby, whether or not you want a natural birth, or if desired assistance from a Doula. When
Step 6 – Post-adoption. After you’ve placed your baby for adoption, you can stay in contact with your adoption social worker as long as you’d like. She can help find you the resources you need to make a fresh start. She could also provide you with counseling, free-of-charge, and put you in contact with other birth mothers to help you navigate this chapter of your life and you may participate in our Birth Mother Post-Adoption Support Group. If you planned to have contact with the adoptive family, that will begin in the post-adoption period, as well.
If adoption feels like the right choice for you, or you simply need help sorting through your pregnancy options, the Adoption Law Office of Madonna Finney would be happy to assist you. In the beginning, our job is to simply provide you with the information you need to make a decision about your future. You’re under no obligation to choose adoption and our services are without cost to you.
Angela is our firm’s Director of Social Work, she is a licensed professional with certification in perinatal mental health issues. Madonna is the Florida panhandle’s only Board Certified Adoption Lawyer. We combine the best services that any Florida adoption agency would typically offer you, and pair them with an expert Florida adoption attorney to handle the legal aspects of the adoption.
You can contact us at any time, regardless of where you’re at in your pregnancy and even after you’ve given birth. Call or text us 24/7 at (850) 308-1836. Your call is confidential and we welcome the opportunity to answer your questions.