Give Up My Baby For Adoption In Gainesville, Florida

If you find yourself facing an unplanned pregnancy in Gainesville or Alachua County, and need some help, you’ve come to the right place. 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. If you’re facing an unplanned pregnancy and/or considering putting your baby up for adoption in Gainesville, Micanopy, Newberry, Ocala or the 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 one of a few Board Certified Adoption Lawyers in 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 for you. You won’t have to deal with someone out of state, operating illegally in Florida and trying to coordinate all the details that go along with this process from afar.

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.

Pregnancy Resources

Gainesville Community Pregnancy Clinic(352) 681-4411
1800 W University Ave, Suite 310, Gainesville, FL 32603

All services at Community Pregnancy Clinics are FREE and confidential. Get answers to your questions about pregnancy, abortion, STDs, adoption, and parenting. Talk with one of their licensed staff members and receive support regarding your personal situation. They’re there to help, free of judgment.

Sira, Gainesville(352) 377-4947
912 NW 13th St, Gainesville, FL 32601

Free pregnancy and STI testing, and free limited ultrasounds.

Healthy Start of North Central Florida(352) 313-6500 or (352) 337-1200
1785 NW 80th Blvd., Gainesville, FL 32606

Healthy Start is a voluntary program that seeks to reduce premature births and infant mortality. They provide education and support by a Social Worker, Registered Nurse, or Family Support worker. Healthy Start Directory of Resources

A Woman’s Answer Medical Center (352) 367-2716 (office) or (386) 365-0404 (cell)
3601 SW 2nd Ave., Suite Z, Gainesville, FL 32607

Non-profit organization whose services include Earn While You Learn, free STI testing, pregnancy testing, support counseling, and ultrasounds

The Adoption Law Offices of Madonna M. Finney – Call or Text, 24/7: (850) 308-1836

The Law Offices of Madonna Finney has helped women in Florida explore adoption and create loving adoption plans for over 20 years. Our team of dedicated adoption professionals can help you sort through your pregnancy options, with no obligation to choose adoption and at no cost to you. If adoption is the path you choose to take, we’ll gladly help guide you through the process. If you choose another path, we’ll simply provide you with all the quality resources and references you need to take your next step.

Planned Parenthood of Florida
Provides resources and access to women’s health-related needs, such as birth control.

Perinatal Mental Health Coalition(352) 681-4411
1800 W University Ave, Suite 310, Gainesville, FL 32603

The Perinatal Mental Health Coalition seeks to improve awareness of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMAD) in the community. They work to expand resources, education, and support systems for those at risk for PMAD, and provide professional development resources to increase provider screening and appropriate referral.

Mother to Baby.

“MotherToBaby is the nation’s leading authority and most trusted source of evidence-based information on the safety of medications and other exposures during pregnancy and while breastfeeding. We specialize in answering questions about the safety/risk of exposures, such as medications, vaccines, chemicals, herbal products, substances of abuse, maternal health conditions, and much more, during pregnancy or breastfeeding.”

The Bump

“The Bump gives first-time millennial parents the lowdown on fertility, pregnancy, birth, and babies with stage-by-stage content, expert advice, breaking news, style inspiration, and interactive tools—across all of our platforms (including our apps, mobile, and desktop site).”

Food Resources

Bread of the Mighty(352) 336-0839
325 NW 10 AVE, Gainesville, FL 32601

Bread of the Mighty Food Bank, celebrating 32 years of serving the community, is a private non-profit organization. We collect, sort, store and distribute donated food and basic essentials to 190+ non-profit agency partners such as food pantries, churches, homeless shelters, and other organizations who then distribute food in their communities to directly feed the hungry.

Catholic Charities Bureau(386) 454-1000
15 SE 1st Pl, High Springs, FL 32643

Catholic Charities Bureau is a food pantry. The Food Mobile stops once a month in towns located in rural counties: Williston, Cross City, Starke, Lake Butler, Hawthorne, and Bell. Documentation Required: Must have Photo ID, Social Security numbers for ALL in the household. Food pantry service hours: Mondays through Fridays 9am – 12pm and 1pm-3pm.

Gainesville Community Ministry(352) 372-8162
238 SW 4th Ave, Gainesville, Fl 32601
Email: gcmone@bellsouth.net

For over 40 years, Gainesville Community Ministry (GCM) has provided emergency help and hope to families and individuals who are in crisis and lack the basic necessities of life.

Blessed Hope Foundation – St Joseph’s Episcopal Church(352) 472-2951
16921 West Newberry Road, Newberry, Florida 32669

Blessed Hope’s Goal:”Help as many people as possible meet their emergency needs: food and other necessities.”  Our support is directed to the food pantry, which is open on the first and third Tuesday of the month.

North Central Florida WIC Program – Park Avenue(800) 494-2543
Gainesville, FL – 32605

WIC Provides food cards for participants that can be used at local grocery stores. There is an approved list of the type, brand, and amount of food a participant is allowed to purchase. The WIC foods include milk, cheese, eggs, cereals, fruit or vegetable juices, dry beans or peas, or peanut butter.

Bethel Christian Church Gainesville(352) 575-6099
4600 NW 143rd Street, Gainesville, FL – 32609

Food Pantry and Delivery; Wednesday, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Gainesville Community Ministry(352) 372-8162
238 SW 4th Ave, Gainesville, Fl 32601
Email: gcmone@bellsouth.net

Financial Resources

Central Florida Community Action Agency
411 North Main Street, Suite 210, Gainesville, FL 32601

The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) helps keep families safe and healthy through initiatives that assist families with energy costs. We provide federally funded assistance in managing costs associated with: Payment of heating or cooling bills (only the energy costs portion of the bill will be paid), Utilities that will be disconnected due to non-payment, Deposits for beginning utility service.

Family Endeavors, Inc.(352) 375-3002
5800 NW 39th Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32606

They administer the Homelessness Prevention and Stabilization Services to veterans and their families, which is known as SSVF. Get help in obtaining public benefits, emergency rental assistance, funds to paying utilities, outreach, and help in applying for VA benefits. A number of resources are for veterans.

Governmental Resources

Women, Infant, and Children (WIC) Program
Hotline – (800) 342-3556

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.

Florida Department of Health
US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Women’s Health
CDC Guide to Healthy Pregnancy

Alachua County Health Department(352) 334-7900
224 SE 24th St, Gainesville, FL 32641
Can help provide medical and dental resources

Hospital: North Florida Regional Medical Center (352) 333-4000
6500 Newberry Rd, Gainesville, FL 32605

Alachua County’s CHOICES Health Services(352) 264-6707
218 SE 24 Street, Gainesville, FL 32641

This is an organization and a program that can provide healthcare for workers and individuals in Alachua County. The services are for those who do not have health insurance. Health care and medical care services are available throughout the county in existing dental offices, clinics, and medical facilities.

Gainesville After Hours Clinic(352) 379-1049
926 NW 13th St, Gainesville, FL 32601
The After Hours Clinic provides healthcare to anyone in need of medical or health care.

Gainesville Counseling Center(352) 448-9120
1001 NE 16th Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601

GCCC is a 501c3 organization that provides mental health services for a reasonable fee. Some of our providers accept insurance and others are strictly self-pay. We offer sliding scale opportunities for those in need, as well as payment plans.

Gainesville Community Ministry(352) 372-8162
238 SW 4th Ave, Gainesville, Fl 32601
Email: gcmone@bellsouth.net

For over 40 years, Gainesville Community Ministry (GCM) has provided emergency help and hope to families and individuals who are in crisis and lack the basic necessities of life.

Advanced Recovery Systems855-520-2898

Advanced Recovery Systems is an integrated behavioral health care management company dedicated to the treatment of addiction, substance abuse, and co-occurring mental health issues and eating disorders. They operate facilities throughout the country with services ranging from medical detox and inpatient programming through outpatient care and sober living housing. The link above will take you to a resource guide that will tell you all that you need to know about drug use during pregnancy. Before calling Advanced Recovery Systems, we advise you seek advice from your own doctor.

DrugRehab.com(855) 520-2898

DrugRehab.com is an online resource provided by Advanced Recovery Systems that is dedicated to helping you find treatment for drug abuse, addiction and co-occurring mental health conditions. Your individualized care starts with a phone call. Whether you have questions about treatment programs, locations, or insurance, representatives at Advanced Recovery Systems can help you identify the best option for you, even if it’s with another facility. Call today to begin your recovery.

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.

WAITING FAMILIES

Jerry & Elizabeth

Kyle & Mindy

Shane & Sierra

Are you pregnant in  and looking for info about adoption?

THANK YOU NOTES

The Law Office of  Madonna M. Finney
2252 Killearn Center Blvd
Tallahassee, FL 32309-3573

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