If you’ve been searching around the web for adoption resources or just googling “give baby up for adoption,” you’ve probably come across a lot of different sites and different points of view. But are you really getting the questions you have answered? Let’s see if we can help.
One common question we get from birth parents is, “What’s required of me to place my baby for adoption?”
Well, the answer is: not very much. In the state of Florida, a licensed adoption agency or attorney is required to assist with most adoptions. So, you’ll need to find either an agency or lawyer that you really trust. As for cost or other obligations, there are none. If you decide to work with Madonna Finney and our team of adoption professionals, we’ll work with you to truly understand all your options. We’ll help you navigate all the paperwork and even help find the right family in which to place your child.
If you want to know more about the forms and requirements to place a child for adoption, you can always feel free to contact us. However, here are a couple of the essential documents that you’ll need to sign before the adoption.
Adoption Disclosure. This is required by Florida Law. It was written by the State Legislature to ensure that you are equipped with all the most important and necessary information that you need to know before giving your baby up for adoption.
Social and Medical History Form. This is one of the most important forms, as it will help ensure you’re matched with the right family for your baby. It will also provide both the adoptive family and the child with important medical information. Please know we respect your honesty and you will not be denied the option to place your child for adoption based upon your medical situation or that of the baby.
Consent Document. This is one of the final documents you’ll sign, typically after 48 hours of birth. It relinquishes your rights to your child, placing your baby with an adoptive family.
The Petition to Terminate Parental Rights and Petition for Adoption. This will also be prepared by our lawyers and filed with the court. It is similar to the consent document.
If you’re considering adoption and looking around for private adoption services, make sure you really take the time to find the right person. Madonna Finney is one of 28 Board Certified Adoption Lawyers in Florida and has more than 30 years of experience and has placed hundreds of children in loving homes. Here at the Law Offices of Madonna Finney, we truly care about you and will always act with your best interest in mind.