We hear this question so often from women facing unplanned pregnancies in Florida, and the answer is, “No. If you place your baby for private adoption in Florida, your baby will go home with the family of your choosing.”
This is a common worry among expectant mothers considering adoption because most people don’t know much about private adoption. When you choose to place a baby for private adoption, you work directly with an adoption agency or law firm. You will create an adoption plan that meets both your needs and the needs of your child. During your pregnancy, you may be eligible to receive assistance with living expenses, medical expenses, and other things including utilities, transportation, telephone service, clothing and more.
The only time that a child will be placed into foster care is when they have been taken away by the state (DCF) because they were abused, neglected or abandoned. Women who have their child taken away often aren’t able to parent themselves, but they don’t want their child to languish in the foster care system. If you find yourself in this predicament, it’s important to know that adoption is still an option – even after the child is born. Creating an adoption plan for a baby or toddler is as simple as it is for a newborn, and you’ll still be able to choose the family with whom the child will be placed. We have placed hundreds of children into loving homes, and not one child has gone to foster care after placement.
If your children have been removed from your care and are placed in foster care, you may still be able to make a private adoption plan and place them with a loving adoptive family of your choosing. This type of adoption is called an intervention. Call or text us today to learn more about how you can choose adoption. (850) 308-1836