Serving Birth Mothers in Tallahassee, Pensacola, Ocala, Crestview, Panama City, Ft.Walton Beach, Milton and surrounding areas for over 20 years.
What is Adoption ?
As commonly known, adoption is the legal process by which parents, commonly known as birth parents, allow another to assume all parental responsibilities for their child. In doing this, they give up their rights as parents. Florida law states that adoption is the act of creating the legal relationship between parent and child where it did not previously exist, thereby declaring the child to be the legal child of the adoptive parents.
In Florida, adoptions may occur as a private placement through an attorney or as an agency placement. In private placement adoptions, both prospective adoptive parents and birth parents seek out an adoption attorney in hopes of finding a match. Through family profiles, personal biographies and/or photographs presented by the attorney, birth parents typically select a family. While it is not required that birth parents make the selection, in most cases, birth parents have input into this selection either by providing a list of criteria for a possible adoptive family, reviewing profiles and information about families, or in some cases meeting the potential families on the telephone or in person, if they so desire While some agencies will place a child in foster care, this office utilizes direct placement, without need for foster care. Our attorney and social work staff are experienced and have worked in adoption for many years. We would be happy to speak with you regarding adoption as an option for you and your child.
Marilu es la Coordinadora de Adopciones de nuestra firma. Ella habla español y está disponible para hablar con usted, contestar sus preguntas y proveerle toda la información necesaria sobre el proceso de adopción para que pueda usted tomar la decisión correcta. Su llamada es confidencial y los servicios son libres de costo. Si llama después de nuestras horas de oficina, favor de mantenerse en la línea y esperar por la operadora para transferirla con Marilu. Si prefiere mandar mensaje de texto por favor use el numero 850-556-5888.
THANK YOU NOTES
Thanks to Madonna, Sabrina and Angela I was supported at the most difficult time of my life. Giving up my baby was hard but they were there for me all the way.
Thank you so much for support you have given me though this time of need. I was kind of upset when I got home from the hospital but I think with time it will get easier. I know in my heart my baby will be taken care of with her adoptive parents but I still miss her so much. I could not have done this without you.
You and your team have been nothing short of supportive. Your lives must be full of blessings as you bless all the lives of all those when you come in contact. Thank you for your kindness and words of encouragement. You truly do care about each individual-that’s a lot of heart!
Madonna and her staff became my support line when I needed them most. It was one of the hardest things I ever had to do. The experience was hard but I am still confident I made the best choice for my child and was blessed to have Madonna to be there with me. I still to this day tell mothers I talk to about Madonna and her staff when they are trying to make that choice. I owe them a lot!!
The Law Office of Madonna M. Finney
2252 Killearn Center Blvd
Tallahassee, FL 32309-3573