How to give up my baby for adoption in Tallahassee, Florida.

Is it overwhelming to think about this? Are you not sure what to do? It’s okay. You’re not alone. The Adoption Law Offices of Madonna Finney is here to help, and we are right here in Tallahassee. If you’re facing an unplanned pregnancy and/or considering putting your baby up for adoption in Tallahassee or surrounding areas, we’d be happy to meet and walk you through all of your pregnancy options.

In the state of Florida, you’ll be able to either work with an adoption agency or an adoption attorney to help you through the 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 adoption process in Tallahassee for you. With our main office right here, in Tallahassee, you won’t have to deal with someone in another part of the state or even out of state trying to coordinate all the details that go along with this process.

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 help, don’t hesitate to call or text us today at (850) 308-1836 or Message Us on Facebook.

Tallahassee Pregnancy Resources

OB/GYN Doctors

One of the first things you should do once you find out that you’re pregnant is to receive some medical attention. It’s important for both your health and the health of the baby. Thankfully, pregnant women in Tallahassee have many choices for medical care. These are some of the providers of obstetrical care in Tallahassee, and if you need it, we can help you find a provider.

Tallahassee Birthing Facilities

Pregnant women in Tallahassee have several options when it comes to where they will deliver their baby. If you choose to create an adoption plan with The Adoption Law Offices of Madonna M. Finney, you will have all of the support they need during this time. You will work with our adoption social worker and develop your own plan for how you want delivery to play out you’re at the hospital. Do you want the adoptive family or adoptive mom to be with you while you deliver? Do you want a doula to provide you support during delivery?

You are in charge 100%, we’re just here to support you. We will work with the hospital or birthing center to share your plan, so they know how you want things to proceed.

Tallahassee Memorial Women’s Pavilion

Capital Regional Medical Center – Birthing Center

The Birth Cottage

Tallahassee Adoption Court / Leon County Adoption Court

Adoptions are a legal proceeding. Why wouldn’t you want the most qualified attorney to handle your adoption? Madonna is the only attorney in the panhandle of Florida who has proven her expertise by becoming Board Certified.

Adoptions in Tallahassee are handled in Leon County Circuit Court. However, as a birth parent placing a child for adoption, you do not normally have to appear in court.

Tallahassee Foster Care

If you are considering foster care for your child, the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) is tasked with Foster Care of children in Florida. In Tallahassee and the Big Bend Area, they contract out services for child welfare to NWF Health Network, which in turn contracts with Children’s Home Society.

If your child has been removed from your care by DCF and placed in Foster Care, you do have options. Prior to the time, your parental rights are terminated, you have the right to make a private adoption plan, so that your child may be removed from Foster Care and placed into the loving, adoptive family of your choice.

The Adoption Law Offices of Madonna M. Finney can help you explore a private placement adoption or intervention in the case of DCF removing your child/children from your home. Call or Text Today: (850) 308-1836 or Message Us on Facebook.

NOTE regarding positive adoption language: While we never believe a woman making a loving adoption plan is “giving up” or giving up on their child, we know this is the terminology many women are most familiar with and use. We encourage you to use the terms you are comfortable with, and were here to respect and support you during and after the adoption process.

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.



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.


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


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.


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


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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