If you are the parent of a pregnant teen in Florida, you may be experiencing a whirlwind of emotions and struggling with how to guide your child through her pregnancy and beyond. Often times, teenagers only see the good side of pregnancy and child-rearing, and may not realize that while every child is a blessing, parenting a child is a 24 hour a day, 7 day a week job with no pay. Not only does the job of parent not pay, but it will also require expenses estimated at $10,000 a year for the child alone before any of the parent’s needs or wants can be met.
If your teenager is facing an unplanned pregnancy in Florida, adoption is one of the options that you can encourage them to explore. If your teenager would like to remain in her child’s life but is not sure that she is up to the task of parenting, open adoption may be the answer she is looking for. She will be able to choose her child’s adoptive family and, if she’d like, can even form a relationship with the adoptive family and remain in the baby’s life. The adoptive parents can also assist with pregnancy-related expenses up until birth and for a short time afterward. Adoption may be the best option wherein your child can have and maintain a relationship with their child, while also being able to see their own dreams come to fruition.
If you or your child would like to talk more about the option of adoption in Florida, the team at The Adoption Law Offices of Madonna Finney is here to help. Our lawyers, counselors, and case managers are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
You can reach us via telephone or text at (850) 308-1836