You may be wondering, “If I give my baby up for adoption in Florida, will I never see the baby again?”
The answer is: that may be up to you!
Placing a child for adoption is a loving choice. However, it involves a lot of decision-making. One of the biggest decisions that a birth mother makes is whether she would like to place her baby with an adoptive family that is interested in an open or closed adoption.
Closed Adoption: This is a situation in which the birth parents do not meet the adoptive parents or share any identifying information. There is typically no contact between these two parties, both before and after birth. Closed adoptions are becoming less and less common these days, but they are still an option to birth mothers who feel that it would not be in their best interest to maintain a relationship with the adoptive family and baby.
Open Adoption: This is a situation where there is some level of contact between the adoptive family and birth family. This could mean there is a simple meeting with the adoptive parents before the baby is placed. It could also mean an ongoing relationship with the adoptive family, including visits, messaging, telephone calls, and/or updates through photos and letters. If you want to remain a part of your baby’s life, you can make that part of your adoption plan and choose an adoptive family is who is comfortable with that level of contact.
Whatever type of adoption you, as a birth mother, desire, there are many wonderful waiting families who are ready and willing to adopt your baby and maintain the amount of contact that you desire. We can help you find that family and would be happy to assist you as you navigate the adoption process.
Remember, you are not alone. The Adoption Law Offices of Madonna M. Finney is here to help you!
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