How to give up my baby for adoption in Pensacola, Florida?

Including Pensacola, Cantonment, Molina, Century, Ferry Pass, Bellview and Ensley

Are you facing an unplanned pregnancy in Pensacola, FL? Are you feeling overwhelmed and not sure what to do? It’s okay. You’re not alone. The Adoption Law Offices of Madonna Finney is here to help with a Pensacola adoption. If you’re facing an unplanned pregnancy and/or considering putting baby up for adoption in Pensacola, Cantonment, Molina, Century, Ferry Pass, Belleview, Ensley, Florida or any of the surrounding areas, we’d be happy to meet and walk you through all of your pregnancy options.

You can either work with a Florida adoption agency or adoption attorney to help you through the Pensacola adoption process. While each has its advantages, we can confidently say that The Adoption Law Offices of Madonna Finney offers you excellence in both social work and adoption legal services.

Madonna is the only Board Certified Adoption Lawyer in the Panhandle of Florida and our Social Work Director is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with special training and certification to work with women during their pregnancy and postpartum recovery period and best understand their needs.

Once you reach out to us, we can handle the entire Pensacola adoption process for you. With three offices in North Florida, including one in Pensacola, you won’t have to deal with someone operating illegally from out of state trying to coordinate all the details that go along with this process, we’re right here.

Adoption is all that we do. We know the emotional, legal, and logistical aspects of this process inside and out. We’re here for you 24/7 and truly care about both you and your baby. We will do all that we can to help you secure both the financial benefits and medical resources you need to have a healthy pregnancy.

If you need adoption help in Pensacola, Gulf Breeze, Cantonment or the surrounding areas, don’t hesitate to call or text us today at (850) 308-1836 or Message Us on Facebook. We work with women like you every day. There is no cost to you and we’re here to help you explore your options.

Pregnancy Resources

My Escambiahttps://myescambia.com/
This is the official website for Escambia County, Florida. It provides lists of county resources and services.

Escambia County Health Department(850) 595-6500
http://escambia.floridahealth.gov/index.html

Locations include:

Fairfield Service Center
1295 West Fairfield Drive
Pensacola , FL 32501
850-595-6500
EscambiaCHD.Feedback@flhealth.gov

 

Services at this location include:

Clinical and Nutrition Services:

  • STDs
  • Escambia Community Clinic (ECC) Dental
  • Women’s Health
  • Healthy Start
  • Child Health
  • MomCare
  • Family Planning
  • WIC
  • Immunization
  • Medical Records

Wellness Services:

  • Communication, Health Education, & Nutrition (CHEN)
  • Internship Opportunities
  • Tobacco
  • We Care

Community Health Planning and Statistics

Infectious Disease Services:

  • Tuberculosis

Downtown Service Center
1300 West Gregory Street
Pensacola, FL 32502
850-595-6700
EscambiaCHD_Feedback@flhealth.gov

 

Services at this location include:
Environmental Health

  • Biomedical Waste
  • Body Piercing
  • Drinking Water
  • Food Hygiene
  • Mobile Home Parks
  • Onsite Sewage Disposal
  • Pools and Spas
  • Rabies Surveillance
  • Tanning
  • Beaches
  • Disaster Response
  • Facility Programs
  • Petroleum Clean-up
  • Petroleum Storage Tanks
  • Public and Private Schools
  • Swimming Pools
  • Tattoo
  • Water Quality Research

Emergency Preparedness and Response

  • Special Needs Shelter
  • Response to Natural Disasters and Emergencies
  • Medical Reserve Corps (MRC)

Infectious Disease Services

  • Epidemiology

WIC Clinic: Naval Hospital
(Open Tuesday and Wednesdays: 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m)
6000 Highway 98
Pensacola, FL 32512
850-595-6670
EscambiaCHD.Feedback@flhealth.gov

 

Services at this location include:

Clinical and Nutrition Services

  • WIC

Northside Service Center
(WIC walk in hours Monday – Thursday 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM and 12:30 PM – 3:00 PM)
8390 North Palafox
Pensacola, FL 32534
850-484-5121
EscambiaCHD.Feedback@flhealth.gov

 

Services at this location include:

Clinical and Nutrition Services

  • Pro Med Dental
  • WIC

WIC Clinic: Century
(Every second and fourth Tuesday of the month. 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1p.m. to 3:30 p.m.By Appointment Only. Call 850-595-6670 to schedule an appointment.)
511 Church Street
Century, FL 32535
850-595-6670
EscambiaCHD.Feedback@flhealth.gov

 

Services at this location include:

Clinical and Nutrition Services

  • WIC

Health Services

Community Health of Northwest Florida https://healthcarewithinreach.org/

Community Health of Northwest Florida serves all people in the community, whether you’re insured, underinsured or not insured at all. Community Health Northwest Florida works with patients on a sliding scale to help them get the care they need.

Locations:

Jackson Street Main Site
2315 W. Jackson St.
Pensacola, Florida 32505
(850) 436-4630

SERVICES:

  • Administrative Offices
  • Adult & Family Care
  • Behavioral Health & Wellness
  • Clinical Support Services (Lab and X-Ray)
  • Pediatric Care
  • Pharmacy
  • Vision Care

12th Ave Pediatrics
2510 N 12th Avenue
Pensacola, FL 32503
(850) 471-0508

SERVICES:

  • Behavioral Health & Wellness
  • Pediatric Care

Airport Pediatrics
5868 Creek Station Drive
Bldg. A
Pensacola, FL, 32504
(850) 478-1244

SERVICES:

  • Behavioral Health & Wellness
  • Pediatric Care

C.A. Weis Community School
2701 North Q Street
Pensacola, FL, 32505
(850) 912-6006

SERVICES:

  • Pediatric Care

Cantonment Adult and Family Care
748 N. Hwy US-29
Cantonment, FL 32533
(850) 937-4004

SERVICES:

  • Adult & Family Care
  • Behavioral Health & Wellness

Cantonment Pediatrics
470 South Highway 29
Unit B
Cantonment, FL 32533
(850) 780-0111

SERVICES:

  • Behavioral Health & Wellness
  • Dental Care
  • Pediatric Care

Century Adult and Family Care
6021 Industrial Blvd.
Century, Florida 32535
(850) 724-4064

SERVICES:

  • Adult & Family Care
  • Dental Care

Century Pediatrics
501 Church Street
Century, FL 32535-2914
(850) 724-4054

SERVICES:

  • Dental Care
  • Pediatric Care

Fairfield Dental
1295 W. Fairfield Drive
Pensacola, FL 32501
(850) 912-8880

SERVICES:

  • Dental Care

Trinity Pediatrics
5375 North 9th Avenue
Pensacola, FL 32504
(850) 941-7841

SERVICES:

  • Pediatric Care

Highway 90 Pediatrics
4435 U.S. Hwy. 90
Pace, FL 32571
(850) 304-0390

SERVICES:

  • Pediatric Care

Jordan Street Walk-in
14 W. Jordan Street
Suite A & B
Pensacola, FL 32501
(850) 436-4630

SERVICES:

  • Walk-Ins

Jordan Street Primary Care
14 W. Jordan Street
Suite 1K
Pensacola, FL 32501
(850) 436-4630

SERVICES:

  • Adult & Family Care
  • Pharmacy

Lakeview Center Adult Clinic
1221 W. Lakeview Avenue
Bldg. E
Pensacola, FL 32501
(850) 469-3890

SERVICES:

  • Adult & Family Care

Lakeview Pediatric Care
1221 W Lakeview Avenue
Children Services Center
Second Floor
Pensacola, FL 32501
(850) 429-6993

SERVICES:

  • Pediatric Care

Women’s Care
5855 Creek Station Drive
Pensacola, FL 32504
(850) 435-4352

SERVICES:

  • Women’s Care

Milton
5520 Stewart Street
Milton, FL 32570
(850) 981-9433

SERVICES:

  • Adult & Family Care
  • Behavioral Health & Wellness
  • Pediatric Care

Pediatric Convenient Care
5375 North 9th Avenue
Pensacola, FL 32504
(850) 760-0669

SERVICES:

  • Pediatric Care
  • Walk-Ins

Waterfront Rescue Mission
350 Herman Street
Pensacola, FL 32505
(850) 332-5900

SERVICES:

  • Adult & Family Care

Other Community Resources – Pensacola:

Escambia County Healthy Start(850) 696-2291 http://www.healthystart.info/
Escambia County Healthy Start provides services and support to pregnant women, ensuring that they have a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby. Healthy Start services are at no charge to you, and include:

  • Pregnancy health education
  • Nutrition education
  • Childbirth preparation
  • New baby care
  • Parenting education and support
  • Help to quit smoking
  • Stress management and emotional support
  • General support and community referrals

Alpha Center
6004 Pernella Rd.
Pensacola, FL 32504
(850)479-4391
http://www.healthystart.info/

Alpha Center is a pregnancy counseling service offering alternatives to abortion. They offer a multitude of free services, including educational information, counseling, and referrals.

Services include:

  • Pregnancy tests
  • One-on-One mentoring and crisis intervention.
  • Supplies – Formula, diapers, maternity clothes, baby & toddler clothes, toys, layettes, cribs, strollers, car seats (as available)
  • Community referrals and networking – Adoption, church, community, educational assistance, housing, legal, medical
  • Physician off-site Partnership
  • Adoption Support
  • Bilingual Mentors (Espanol)
  • Post-Abortion Support (Project Rachel)
  • Abstinence Education in the Community
  • Natural Family Planning Education
  • Parenting classes and support – "Mom and Me" and/or "Dad and Me" parenting DVD and video resources, as well as mentoring through our educational incentive program
  • Men’s ministry
  • STD/STI information
  • Single parent support

Adoption Agencies / Adoption Entities in Pensacola

The Adoption Law Offices of Madonna Finney
No cost, no-obligation, pregnancy options counseling available. Offices in Pensacola, Tallahassee and Franklin County.
Call or text us anytime at (850) 308-1836
www.madonnafinney.com

Community Action Program Committee, Inc.
(850) 438-4021
https://capc-pensacola.org/

The Community Action Program Committee helps low-income families achieve self-sufficiency by providing assistance with employment, education, small business development, home acquisition, and expunging/sealing criminal records. They also provide after school programs, ACT/SAT tutoring, Adult and Early Childhood Education, Summer Youth Enrichment, Adult Nutrition Classes, Child Care Assistance, Home Energy Assistance, and Emergency Assistance.

Waterfront Rescue Mission
380 West Herman Street
Pensacola, FL 32505
(850) 478-4027
https://waterfrontmission.org/

The Waterfront Rescue Mission Offers Emergency Shelter and Recovery Programs, including showers, meals, laundry, counseling, computer use for job search and medical care. The mission will also receive mail for those without a home and help them obtain IDs.

FavorHouse of NW Florida
(850) 434-1177 – 24-hour hotline –
2001 W. Blount St. Pensacola
FL, 32501
https://favorhouse.org/index.html

If you’re a survivor of domestic violence and sexual assault, Favorhouse of NW Florida can provide you with the resources or assistance you need.

Manna Foodbank, Pensacola Pantry https://www.mannahelps.org/
3030 N.E. Street, Pensacola
Main Pantry services by appointment only.
(850) 432-2053
Due to Covid-19, Manna is not currently serving food to the general public. However, they are providing food to the following partners/programs:

  • Healthy Seniors Food Program at Westminster Village;
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast
  • Manna’s own Monthly Senior Food Program at Main Pantry
  • Gulf Coast Kids’ House
  • Santa Rosa Kids’ House
  • Pensacola Police Department
  • Escambia County Sheriff’s Office
  • OASIS Florida
  • Backpacks4Teens program through the Santa Rosa County School District
  • United Way of West Florida’s AmeriCorps VISTAs
  • representatives of the hospitality and service industry
  • Community Health Northwest Florida
  • Gulf Breeze Interfaith Disaster Resource Council
  • Salvation Army
  • Saint John Divine Baptist Church
  • Pensacola State College
  • Re-Entry Alliance Pensacola (REAP)
  • Children’s Home Society

Milton Pantry,
Community Church of Christ
6656 Raymond Hobbs Rd.
(850) 623-5779
Monday 10a – noon; Friday noon – 3pm
(Call first due to Covid-19)

Jay Pantry, First Baptist Church
https://jayfbc.org/
214 South Alabama St.
(850) 675-4587

Curbside Service for Food Pantry — August 5th and every other week until further notice. Wednesdays at 11 a.m. bags of pre-filled food items will be distributed in the church parking lot.
(Call first due to Covid-19)

Elijah Food Pantry
https://www.atthegrove.church/
1030 N. 57th Avenue
(850) 456-7463

Hours: Tuesdays 2:00pm; Remains open until the first 40 families are helped. Requirements: To be eligible, must have current photo ID and reside in Escambia county.
*Call first to confirm hours have not changed due to Covid-19

Gonzalez Baptist Church
https://www.gonzalezbc.org/
1590 Pauline Street, Cantonment

Distributes food to low-income, jobless and others in need of assistance.
(850) 377-0792
*Call first due to Covid-19

Salvation Army, Foodbank/pantry
https://www.salvationarmy.org/
1501 N. Q Street, Pensacola
Services include clothing, thrift store, holiday assistance and gifts, food, and social services.
(850) 432-1501

Tender Hearts Caring Hands:
(850) 473-4466, 1716 E Olive Road, Pensacola – Drive Thru Only
https://ministryvillage.org/tender-hearts-details/
MWF 10am – 12pm
T/TH 12pm – 2pm

Holy Cross Episcopal:
7979 9th Avenue, Pensacola
https://www.holycrosspensacola.org/
Wednesday 9 am – 11 am.
(850) 477-8596
New Hope Christian Center: 6508 W Jackson St.
Wednesdays from 8:30-10:00 am.

Samaritan Hands Ministry, First Baptist Church of Pensacola
https://fbcp.org/samaritan-hands-ministry/
Street address: 511 Tarragona St.
Phone number: 438-8907
Offers help with food assistance, call before due to Covid-19

First United Methodist Serving The Hungry Plus
https://www.fumcpensacola.com/
6 East Wright Street
Pensacola, FL 32501
(850) 432-1434
Pantry: 2nd and 4th Friday by appointment only
Soup Kitchen: Monday and Thursday 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

New Birth Baptist Church Inc.
http://www.newbirthpensacola.org/contact_us.html
1610 North Q Street
Pensacola, FL 32505
(850) 432-5899
3rd Sunday of the month: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Sabathani Missionary Baptist
2201 N Hayne St
Pensacola, FL 32503
(850) 456-9193
Once per quarter: Saturdays 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Ecomfort, Inc.
https://ecomfortoutreach.org/
2202 N Pace Blvd
Pensacola, FL 32505
(850) 572-5761
Breakfast Soup Kitchen: Monday – Friday: 6:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Food Pantry: Monday – Friday: 6:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Call for emergency assistance.

St. John Divine Missionary Baptist Church
https://sjdmbc.org/
620 E Jordan St
Pensacola, FL 32503
(850) 432-0568
3rd Thursdays of every month: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Pensacola United Methodist
2600 W Strong St
Pensacola, FL 32505
https://brightbridgeministries.org/our-ministries/
(850) 485-8449
Hot Meals: Tuesday-Friday: 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Hygiene Products: first Tuesday and Thursday of each month, from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Learn to Read classes, held on site Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m (18+)

Women, Infant and Children (WIC) Program Hotline – (800) 342-3556
http://www.floridahealth.gov/programs-and-services/wic/index.html
WIC is a federally funded nutrition program for Women, Infants, and Children. WIC provides the following at no cost: healthy foods, nutrition education and counseling, breastfeeding support, and referrals for health care and community services.

Due Date Calculator – https://www.yourduedate.com/

Florida Department of Health http://www.floridahealth.gov/

Access Florida – SNAP/Food Stamps/Medicaid  https://www.myflorida.com/accessflorida/
Access your benefits, check your eligibility, and find other services and assistance.

US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Women’s Health
https://www.womenshealth.gov/

CDC Guide to Healthy Pregnancy
https://www.cdc.gov/pregnancy/index.html

Planned Parenthood of Florida – Provides resources and access to women’s health-related needs, such as birth control. https://www.plannedparenthood.org/planned-parenthood-south-east-north-florida/medical-services

Mother to Baby – Evidence-based information about medications and other exposures during pregnancy.

https://mothertobaby.org/about-us/

Parenting and Pregnancy Information – https://www.thebump.com/

Addiction and Pregnancy: A Guide for Mothers
By Advanced Recovery Systems
https://www.drugrehab.com/guides/pregnancy

Get Answers to your biggest questions

At what point in my pregnancy may I make plans for adoption?

In Florida, the actual consent for the adoption of your child may only be signed after the child’s birth. However, you may make plans for adoption at any point in your pregnancy, including selecting an adoptive family. We can even work with you while you are at the hospital, and after delivery. An adoption plan may even be made once you have taken the child home.

May I select the family to adopt my child?

Yes. In private adoption you may discuss your individual desires for an adoptive family with us and we will present families who meet the qualities you are looking for. These desires may include such characteristics of adoptive parents as religious preference, race, age, the existence of children already in the family or other factors which you believe are important in your selection of a family. We maintain information such as profiles and photographs of the families which you may review when making this decision. You may also have your individual questions regarding a particular family answered and, in most instances, you may speak with or meet with the families as you desire, so that you may feel assured this is the right family for you and your child. Please discuss your desires with us.

What is open adoption?

The contact or relationship between the adoptive parents and biological or birth parents is referred to as “openness” in an adoption. The term “open adoption” does not have one specific meaning, but includes many forms of contact and relationships that birth and adoptive families choose to have with one another. We work with many different types of adoption, including open adoptions, closed adoptions and many variations in between. You may select the type of adoption that works best for you and your child.

Open adoption can refer to:

  • Adoptive and birth parents who choose to meet on a first-name basis for one meeting before the birth of the child, but decide to have no further contact.
  • Adoptive and birth parents who choose to have some form of an on-going relationship throughout the term of pregnancy and may maintain that contact throughout the labor and delivery process and immediately after birth, before the baby goes home from the hospital.
  • Adoptive and birth parents who choose to have some form of an on-going contact whether through cards, letters, email, blogs, web sites and/or photographs.
  • Adoptive and birth parents who choose to have an on-going, in person contact between the birth parent(s) and child.

How will I know an adoptive family will take good care of my child?

Prospective Adoptive parents must complete an extensive screening process before they are approved to adopt. This process includes visits to their home, interviews, providing references and those references being checked, criminal background investigations, assurances of financial ability to care for a child, the review of medical and financial information and counseling to prepare them for adoption. All adoptive parents must be approved by the court in which they adopt. You may also have the opportunity to select the family, speak with them, ask them questions and meet in person, so that you may feel assured of your decision.

ADOPTION PROCESS

 GATHER INFORMATION

If you’re facing an unwanted or unexpected pregnancy, one of your first steps should be to gather information to help you decide what’s best for you and your baby.

HELP US UNDERSTAND YOUR NEEDS

We can discuss ensuring your’re provided medical care, counseling, living expenses, transportation, telephone and clothing.

CREATE A PERSONALIZED ADOPTION PLAN

We will work with you to create the plan that works for you and your child, including picking the right family and developing  the adoption that works for you.

CREATE A HOSPITAL BIRTH PLAN THAT WORKS FOR YOU

Once your adoptive family has been selected, and as you get closer to the birth of your child, we will work with you to develop your hospital plan

AFTER PLACEMENT

We are here to help everyone move forward in a positive way after having developed the adoption that will work for you.

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