I am pregnant and planning to place my child for adoption in Florida. I am unsure whom I should contact – an adoption attorney or an adoption agency in Florida. If this is the confusion hitting your mind, this article is for you.
We understand that the thought of putting your baby up for adoption can be overwhelming and scary. It’s okay. You are not alone. You don’t have to go through this all by yourself. The first thing to do is to contact a licensed adoption organization like us in Florida to help you get started. Starting the adoption process for your child is a courageous choice, and we are here for you.
Differences Between an Adoption Attorney and an Adoption Agency
Flexibility for Birth Mothers
Adoption agencies usually make birth mothers follow strict rules and regulations. Some may want the birth mothers to stay in a particular place during the pregnancy. They may ask birth mothers to follow specific rules that may clash with their regular activities, like attending classes, going to work, etc. Some agencies may require a child be placed into Foster Care.
Adoption Attorneys like Madonna. M. Finney provides more autonomy to the birth mothers, and we have never placed a baby into Foster Care. You can easily make a choice that suits you and your baby the most. They may not put any restrictions on your regular life choices.
Adoption agencies do not always have a dedicated legal team or in-house legal counsel.
We combine licensed social work services provided by our in-house, full-time Licensed Clinical Social Worker, with the Adoption Law expertise of a Board-Certified Lawyer to help pregnant women considering adoption.
Birth Mother Support
Most adoption agencies in Florida assign an adoption professional to manage multiple birth mothers. An adoption agency might take more time to approve financial assistance, counseling, and support.
Adoption attorneys like Madonna. M. Finney are easy to work with and offer personal care. They work directly with birth mothers, making them more efficient in getting approval for birth mother services.
Guidance while Choosing the Best Adoptive Family
We use our broad network to find the best adoptive family for a birth mother. We try to focus on a personalized adoption plan based on the birth mother’s preferences. We encourage birth mothers to select the family to adopt their child. However, if you do not want to select the family, we would be happy to find a family for you that meets your requirements and desires.
On the other hand, adoption agencies often limit an expectant birth mother’s options to the current waiting adoptive families on their list.
Thinking about Adoption? The Adoption Law Offices of Madonna M. Finney is Ready to Help
If you are facing an unplanned pregnancy and thinking of putting your baby for adoption in Florida, don’t hesitate to call or text us today at (850) 308-1836 or Message Us on Facebook. We work with women like you every day. There is no cost to you, and we’re here to help you explore your options.