If you find yourself facing an unexpected pregnancy in Florida and are considering your options, one question you may have is, “Does giving up my child for adoption mean I will never see him or her again?” Well, we have good news for you. If you choose to place your child for adoption, you will have the ability to make an open adoption plan, if you wish. Many women who choose adoption in Florida make an “open adoption” plan.
Open adoption allows a birth mother the opportunity to maintain contact with the child (via the child’s adoptive family) through letters, emails, social media, text messages, phone calls, and in some situations, visits. Many adoptive families today prefer to have an open adoption and will work with you to find the right level of contact for everyone involved.
On the other hand, some women choose to place a child for adoption in a closed adoption situation. Generally, in closed adoptions, the birth parents and adoptive parents do not meet or know each other’s names and maybe have not met. They often won’t exchange any information or have any communication after the placement. There are also families that would enter this type of adoption as well.
No matter what, the birth mother is the one who will decide what sort of adoptive family she is looking for, what traits are important to her, and what type of openness she desires. And in the end, she is the one who chooses the adoptive family for her baby.
If you are researching Florida adoption agencies or trying to find someone to speak with about your pregnancy situation, the Adoption Law Offices of Madonna Finney would be happy to meet with you. We’re here and available to speak with you, free of charge, and provide you with the information you need when determining whether an adoption plan is right for you and your child. We can assist you in personalizing your adoption plan, guide you through the adoption process, and ensure your child is raised in a loving, safe, and secure home with a family that reflects the values that you feel are important. We can discuss ensuring you are provided quality medical care and counseling and needed assistance with living expenses, transportation, and clothing.
Please call or text us at (850) 308-1836, we’re available 24/7.