If you find yourself facing an unplanned pregnancy in Walton County, Florida, and need some help, you’ve come to the right place. If you’ve googled “adoption in Defuniak Springs,” or “unplanned pregnancy options in Freeport,” below is a list of resources you may find useful. We’ve included everything from pregnancy centers, to Florida adoption agencies, to food pantries, and more. This list also includes resources for the surrounding area, including Defuniak Springs, Paxton, Bruce Miramar Beach, and Freeport.
But maybe you just need someone to talk to, right now? In that case, don’t hesitate to give us a call. The Law Office of Madonna Finney employs a staff of caring, professional social workers who would be happy to help you sort through your pregnancy options. In addition, Madonna is the panhandle’s only Board Certified Florida Adoption Attorney. We combine the best services that any Florida adoption agency would typically offer you, and pair that with our unmatched legal expertise. You can contact us at any time, regardless of where you’re at in your pregnancy and even after you’ve given birth. Call or text us 24/7 at (850) 308-1836. Your call is confidential and we welcome the opportunity to answer your questions.
Healthy Start – Walton – 850-892-8015
362 State Hwy 83, DeFuniak Springs, FL 32433
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. Services will be provided in your home or at DOH-Walton. Healthy Start Directory of Resources
“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 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).”
Pregnancy Support Center with First Baptist Church – 1-850-892-7400
295 Hwy 90 West, DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435
The Pregnancy Support Center provides free pregnancy testing, STD education, and Pregnancy Support. Their “Earn While You Learn” program is designed to provide support and encouragement to you in a safe and confidential environment. Our Client Educators understand the concerns that accompany pregnancy or being a mom. Our EWYL Program is designed to address issues that the client would like to consider, which include pregnancy, parenting, relationships, and life management skills. Women who are a part of our EWYL Program will receive “mommy dollars” which can be redeemed for baby clothing, diapers, and various baby supplies. You must be pregnant or have a baby under one year to be in our program.
The Adoption Law Offices of Madonna M. Finney – Call or Text, 24/7: 850-308-1836
“The Law Office 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 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.”
Provides resources and access to women’s health-related needs, such as birth control.
Financial Resources + Food, Shelter, and Clothing
This is a comprehensive list of food distribution programs, across the state.
This is a great resource to find the nearest food distribution program in Walton County.
Caring And Sharing of Walton County – (850) 892-7656
Defuniak Springs, FL 32433Caring And Sharing of Walton County is a food pantry. Service hours: Monday – Saturday: 8:30am – 2:30pm.
*Make sure you check by calling the food pantry to confirm that they still are in operation (during the pandemic) and the hours have not changed.
Access Florida: Food Stamps, Medicaid and Cash Assistance – 1-866-762-2237
The Florida Department of Children and Families’ Automated Community Connection to Economic Self Sufficiency (ACCESS) system allows customers to connect with their public assistance information 24/7, through the online application and MyACCESS Account. To for more general program information, follow this link.
Follow this link for a list of resources in Walton county for food, shelter, clothing, prescription medication, and more.
Health, Counseling, and Addiction Resources
County Health Departments – Listing Page
Advanced Recovery Systems – 855-520-2898
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. 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.
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.