Are you someone who is thinking about placing your newborn up for adoption? The adoption process is a life-changing selfless journey for the prospective birth mother. Newborn adoption in Florida can be a shared and open journey for the birth mother and adoptive family, depending on the level of openness chosen by the birth mother. A birth mother has the right to select the best adoptive parents for the child, who will be able to love, care for, and nurture her child.
Before making your choice, it’s essential to understand what the term “adoption” means. Adoption is a permanent, legally-binding process that takes place when a parent decides not to parent their child and instead allows another family to raise their child and assume the legal role of parent. After the adoption, the birth parents are no longer legal parents of the child.
In Florida, working with an attorney or agency toward a private adoptive placement is advantageous. In private placement adoptions (Non-DCF adoptions), birth parents work with an adoption attorney or agency to explore pregnancy options and, if they choose, move forward with an adoption plan. At our firm, The Adoption Law Offices of Madonna M. Finney, birth parents select the family to adopt their child. While it is not required that birth parents make the selection, in most cases, birth parents have input into this selection either by providing a list of criteria for a possible adoptive family or by reviewing profiles and information about families and, in some cases, by meeting the families in person or speaking on the phone or video or texting.
Our attorneys and social work staff are experienced and have worked in adoption for many years. We’re happy to discuss adoption as an option and answer your questions. There is no fee or cost for birth parents to make an adoption plan or ask questions, and your call is confidential. You can download our packet for ready reference all the time. Please feel free to reach out anytime. We are here 24/7 to talk or text at (850) 308-1836.