If you’re thinking about giving your baby up for adoption, but you don’t know where to start, we’re here to help. The Adoption Law Office of Madonna Finney has helped thousands of women making loving adoption plans for their child. Madonna is the panhandle’s only Board Certified Adoption Lawyer and she works closely with her social work staff to provide services with care, concern and a personal touch. We’re here to help you find the best possible home for your child.
In Florida, there are certain requirements for adoption, and we are here to guide you through this process. You don’t have to do this alone. We’re here to provide you the information you need to make the best decisions for you and your child. We have over 30 years experience and are here to help you. We aren’t an out of state adoption agency or unlicensed referral service, we’re right here in Florida. If you need help making a plan to give your baby up for adoption or if you are facing an unplanned pregnancy and want to consider your options, we’re here to help you.
It’s never too late to explore adoption in Florida, even if you are about to give birth or have already taken your baby home. To choose adoption for your baby you need to:
FIND THE RIGHT ADOPTION AGENCY OR ADOPTION ATTORNEY TO HELP YOU. You want someone you feel comfortable with and you can trust to guide you through this process. They can provide counseling,support, financial assistance and help you secure medical care.
UNDERSTAND THE LAW IN FLORIDA. Every state has their own adoption law and you should find an adoption agency or adoption attorney who understands the requirements of Florida Law. Ms. Finney is one of 28 Board Certified Adoption Lawyers who are experts in Florida Adoption Law, and she has over 30 years experience helping women just like yourself.
While you can make a plan for adoption before your child’s birth, you can only sign the actual legal document agreeing to the adoption after 48 from birth have passed, unless you are medically discharged earlier. Once signed, the consent for adoption is legally binding unless you can prove by clear and convincing evidence, that the consent was procured by fraud or duress. This is why it’s so important to carefully consider your decision.
Adoption services are provided to birth mothers without charge and birth mother benefits, to assist you with living expenses and medical care and counseling, are available.
CHOOSE THE ADOPTION PLAN THAT IS RIGHT FOR YOU AND YOUR CHILD. Our professional social work staff will work with you to determine what type of adoption you want and what type of hospital plan is right for you.
SELECT THE RIGHT ADOPTIVE FAMILY FOR YOU AND YOUR CHILD. You have the right to choose the family you would like to adopt your child and we can help you find that family from all of our waiting families who are already screened by us and homestudy approved by licensed professionals. All families have extensive screening, evaluation and training. You may speak with and meet them if you would like. Many loving, financially secure families are waiting to adopt.
RECEIVE THE ADOPTION SUPPORT SERVICES YOU NEED. Options Counseling is available at the outset to help you determine what is the best plan for your child, counseling to help you prepare for adoption and help you deal with adoption after placement is also available.
If you are considering adoption as an option for you and your child, call or text us, The Adoption Law Office of Madonna M.Finney, at (850) 308-1836 any time, we’re available 24/7.