Putting baby for adoption in Ocala

Are you facing an unplanned pregnancy in Ocala, 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. If you’re facing an unplanned pregnancy and/or considering putting your baby up for adoption in Ocala, Belleview or Dunnellon, Florida or any of 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 Lawyer 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. With three offices in North Florida, 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.

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 in Ocala, Belleview, Dunnellon, Crystal River, Homosassa, Bronson, Chiefland 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.

Marion County Health Department

Marion County Health Department (Info.Marion@FLHealth.gov)

Ocala Facility
1801 SE 32nd Ave., Ocala 34471,
(352) 629-0137

Dental Clinic, College of Central Florida Hampton Center
1501 W. Silver Springs Blvd.,
Ocala 34475,
(352) 622-2664

Belleview Clinic
7055 SE 110th St. Road,
Belleview 34420,
(352) 347-1302

Reddick Clinic*
4500 NW 152nd Ave.,
Reddick 32686,
(352) 438-2417

*Provides Clinical and Nutrition Services including family planning, healthy start and WIC.

Pregnancy Centers

Women’s Pregnancy Center
1701 E. Silver Springs Blvd.
Ocala, FL 34470

Alpha Center for Women
118 N Pine Ave
Ocala, FL 34475

Family Hope Resource Pregnancy Center
20892 2nd Ave
Dunnellon, FL 34431

Hospital Care for Birth and Delivery

Advent Health Ocala
1500 SW 1st Ave.
Ocala, FL, 34471

Heart of Florida Health Center
1025 Southwest 1st Avenue
Ocala, FL, 34471
Phone: (352) 732-6599

Heart of Florida Health Center
provides prenatal care for maternity patients by partnering with midwives who deliver locally at Munroe Regional Medical Center and in Gainesville at the University of Florida Shands Hospital, our patients receive individualized care during their pregnancy based on their pregnancy complications. Heart of Florida Health Center meets the needs of our moms whether insured or not.

Heart of Florida Health Center, other locations:

6041 SW 54th St, Suite 100
Ocala, FL, 34474
Phone: (352) 732-6599

7055 SE 110th Street Rd
Belleview, FL, 34420
Phone: (352) 732-6599

100 Marion Oaks Blvd
Ocala, FL, 34473
Phone: (352) 732-6599

4500 NW 152nd Lane
Reddick, FL, 32686
Phone: (352) 732-6599

19204 E Pennsylvania Ave
Dunnellon, FL, 34432
Phone: (352) 732-6599

Other Important Community Resources

Healthy Start of North Central Florida
(352) 644-2717
2703 NE 14th Street, Ocala

Healthy Start provides services and support needed by pregnant women to have a healthy pregnancy and healthy baby.

Healthy Start services are no charge to you and include:

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

The Ocala Housing Authority
The Ocala Housing Authority is committed to promoting and delivering quality, well-managed homes to low- and moderate-income families: and, as a valued partner, contribute to the well-being of the individuals, families and community we serve through our diverse menu of services.

Central Florida Community Action Agency
2703 NE 14th Street
Ocala, FL 34470
(352) 732-3008

Central Florida Community Action Agency (CFCAA) is a private, nonprofit, community-based organization whose purpose is to reduce poverty and help low-income individuals and families become self-sufficient in Alachua, Levy and Marion Counties. They have applications to Florida and federal government programs, such as SNAP food stamps or free lunches for children.

For utility assistance appointments call (844) 356-8136 (open 24/7);
All other inquiries: info@cfcaa.org

Hands of Mercy Everywhere
6017 SE Robinson Rd.
Belleview, FL 34420
(352) 347-4663, after hours (352) 693-5915

Christian home for teenage girls, teen mothers and their babies.

Interfaith Emergency Services
435 NW 2nd Street
Ocala, FL 34475
(352) 629-8868

A community of faith called by God to offer emergency assistance without judgment to all persons in Marion County, Florida. Provides a food pantry. Serves Reddick, Ocala and Marion Oaks resident.

Documentation Required: Social Security card, Marion County ID, and birth certificate.
Pantry Hours: Tuesday – Thursday; 10:00am – 3:00pm
For more information, please call.

Ocala-Area Food Banks

Salvation Army Center Of Hope
320 NW 1st Avenue (Service Address)
Ocala, Florida 34475
Service/intake – (352) 732-8326

The local branch of the national Salvation Army charity. Resources offered include an on-site food pantry and thrift store. Other programs can offer electric bill help, housing and rent assistance, LIHEAP applications, and shelter. Most programs are for families or individuals who are faced with an emergency situation.

St. Theresa’s Catholic Church Social Services
11528 South Highway 301
Belleview, FL 34420
(352) 245-1359

Information on Marion County, state, and federal government social services and assistance programs such as food stamps and WIC. They also have an on-site food bank, clothing closet, and specialists who can guide residents through a difficult period. Food, soup kitchen and thrift store programs.

First Step Food Bank Pantries

Belleview United Methodist Pantry
5640 SE Brown Rd., PO Box 567
Belleview, FL 34421
(352) 245-2100

Bethel Baptist Pantry
4400 SW 145 Pl. Rd.
Ocala, FL 34473
(352) 239-4845

Brother’s Keeper Pantry
320 NW 10 St.
Ocala, FL 34470
(352) 622-3846

Christ’s Church Pantry
6768 SW 80 St.
Ocala, FL 34476
(352) 895-2649

Church of God of Prophecy
1307 NE 9 Ave.
Ocala, FL 34470
(352) 339-8962

Circle Hands Food Pantry, Inc
821 NE 36 Terrace
Ocala, FL 34470
(863) 243-3998

Citra Community Services Pantry
17200 N US Hwy 301
Citra, FL 32113
(352) 502-3436

Community of Gratitude Pantry
12361 SE 137 Terr., PO Box 2021
Ocklawaha, FL 32183
(352) 288-3499

Fellowship Baptist Church Pantry,
10500 N US Hwy 27
Ocala, FL 34482
(352) 629-5379

First Baptist of Ft McCoy Pantry
PO Box 480
Ft. McCoy, FL 32134
(352) 236-0789

Gateway to Hope Pantry
3803 NE 7th St.
Ocala, FL 34470
(352) 694-3414

Gateway to Hope Soup Kitchen
3803 NE 7th St.
Ocala, FL 34470
(352) 694-3414

Gracious Giving
PO Box 3
Orange Springs, FL 32182
(352) 546-4067

Heart of Youth Florida
15833 US Hwy 301N – PO Box 336
Citra, FL 32113
(352) 595-7100

Help Agency of the Forest
19186 NE 13 St.
Silver Springs, FL 34488
(352) 812-9158

His Compassion
2000 NE 78 St.
Ocala, FL 34475
(352) 351-0732

435 NW 2 St.
Ocala, FL 34475
(352) 629-8868

Life Tabernacle
2940 NE 35 St.
Ocala, FL 34479
(352) 732-7097

Living Waters
US hwy 442
Ocala, FL
(352) 629-2107

Marion Co. Vets Helping Vets
2730 E Silver Springs Blvd.
Ocala, FL 34470
(352) 433-2320

Marion Oaks Assembly of God
13977 SW 32 Terr., Rd.
Ocala, FL 34473
(352) 347-3001

Mt Zion United Methodist Church
4251 NW 155 St., PO Box 293
Reddick, FL 32686
(352) 591-2476

Adoption Agencies and Entities in Ocala

The Adoption Law Offices of Madonna Finney
Call or text us anytime at (850) 308-1836.

No cost, no-obligation, pregnancy counseling available. No travel, no cost, we will come to you. Learn more about adoption.

Important Information Regarding Pregnancy

Stages of Pregnancy

Nutrition During Pregnancy, 2, 3

Parenting Information

Pregnancy Information

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

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

Anytime. Day or Night.
Toll Free: 888.883.6830
Locally: 1.850.577.3077
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