3 Self-Care Tips for Women in Adoption Process in Florida

October 25, 2021

By Adoption Choices of Florida

3 Self-Care Tips for Women in Adoption Process in Florida

Staying healthy during your pregnancy is vital not only for yourself but for your unborn child. With an unhealthy pregnancy, you risk the baby being born prematurely, which is when an unborn child is born prior to the 37th week of your pregnancy. The baby can be born with birth defects, with the most common being a heart defect. Also, unfortunately, you can miscarry the child, which means the loss of the child with the process of termination not being the reason. Even if you are placing your baby up for adoption after having an unplanned pregnancy, you still need to practice the important step of self-care for women in adoption the adoption process. 

Adoption Choices of Florida would like you to know facing addiction isn’t the only detrimental toxicity that can affect you and the baby. Yes, smoking, taking drugs, and drinking are all horrible for the baby, and yourself included. If you are having a hard time facing addiction here, we can provide counselors to assist with such. But, we would like you to know that there are other health risks for yourself and the baby during the process of your adoption.

What is the Adoption Process for Me in Florida? 

At Adoption Choices of Florida, we make our adoption process smooth in order to fit your agendas and outside commitments. Also, to avoid you becoming extremely stressed during the process, we want to limit the pressure and possible strain that can take place. Our goal as your adoption agency is to keep your health intact as well. While giving you the best service possible. 

As for our adoption process at our private agency, there are multiple intricate steps to follow to make the process easy. They are: 

  • Step 1: Contact our local adoption agencies as soon as possible through our contact portal or by a simple phone call. If you are serious about going through with adoption or even questioning your decision, still contact us. We will support you either way. 
  • Step 2: At our adoption agency, you will be assigned a caseworker that will handle your adoption case. The first meeting would be to create an adoption plan. The most important thing during such a plan is choosing the type of adoption you would like to pursue: closed, semi-open, and open. 
  • Step 3: You will tell your caseworker the type of adoptive family that you would like to adopt your unborn child. After giving him/her your preferences as an agency will provide you with parent profiles. From there, you will choose the family that you would like to adopt your child based on who is the best fit for you. 
  • Step 4: After choosing your family, communication will be going through your caseworker or directly with the adoptive family, depending on the type of adoption plan you choose. During the progress of your adoption, you will attend medical appointments.  
  • Step 5: Eventually, you will have your child! Due to you being the one that gives birth, you will be illustrating the birth plan. The birth plan gives certain people rights, such as who can be in the delivery room and more. As your adoption agency, we shall make sure staff at the hospital, and the adoptive family will be complying with such. 
  • Step 6: You have 48 hours after the baby is born to give up your parental rights allowing the baby to leave with the adoptive family. 
  • Step 7: After the baby is out of your care, it is normal for you to feel depressed and struggle emotionally. As your adoption agency, we don’t just leave you and end our relationship. If you would like counseling, we will gladly provide such. There is absolutely no cost at all. The counseling can take place days, weeks, or months later. There is no true time when you will need help. But we are always here!

Where Can I Get Assistance to Pay for Doctor’s Appointments with the Expensive Rates? 

Attending medical appointments is extremely important for yourself and your baby. We understand that you might not be able to afford medical appointments due to the expenses. As an FL adoption, we want to make sure you are medically well. We can provide resources and help you financially if needed during your pregnancy. 

We don’t want you to cut off attending medical appointments because they are important to attend. Not to mention you will be prescribed vitamins during your pregnancy, that is, medication. 

How Can I Make Sure My Baby is Healthy While Carrying Them? 

There are multiple steps of self-care for women in adoption in order to protect yourself and your baby. They are not hard, but they will protect you and are easily manageable!

  • Eat healthy foods
  • Exercise relaxes your body that can be during sleep, yoga classes, or even therapy  
  • Attend birth classes that can teach you a lot during your pregnancy, including preparing for birth. 

Stay stress-free is more important than anything due to the dangers of developing high blood pressure. That can affect you more than anything. 

We Can Help You Practice Self-Care for Women in Adoption Process

As a licensed private adoption agency, we have multiple locations around Florida, such as Miami, Tampa, and Jacksonville. We can assist you with multiple services while giving you the attention and support you deserve. With a talented and well professional team, we can offer you the best service. Contact us at any moment because we are open 24 hours a day and seven days a week. We are open to locals within Florida, so never hesitate, but we are open to helping those statewide as well. But, know every decision is up to you, and we will never pressure or force you to do anything! 

If you are a pregnant woman in Florida considering adoption and have any questions or concerns about the adoption process, please don’t hesitate to reach out. For more information on adoption, visit us at Adoption Choices of Florida or call us at: (833) 352-3678 or text us at 904-559-1251