Adoption as a Teenage Birth Mother: Exploring Your Options During Your Teen Pregnancy

September 1, 2022

By Adoption Choices of Florida

Adoption as a Teenage Birth Mother: Exploring Your Options During Your Teen Pregnancy

By Madeline McRae

Finding out you’re pregnant at any age is an emotional and jarring event. Especially if you are not ready for pregnancy, maybe it’s unexpected, or you became pregnant at a young age. Adoption Choices of Florida is here to help regardless of the situation, whether a surprise or planned. Here you will find information to help guide you through adoption as a teenage birth mother in Florida.

Narrowing Down Your Adoption as a Teenage Birth Mother

If you follow through with the adoption process within Florida, you should know that you have full control over the adoption process and transparency through it all. The adoption center you choose will never try to force a certain pathway or decision upon you. The choice will be yours. We may guide you in the appropriate direction but never out loudly tell you what to do. The process can be a lot more in-depth by simply placing your baby up for adoption.

Choosing Your Type of Adoption

Within the adoption agency you choose, you should be able to have different adoption choices, which should be the first thing to decide when going through the adoption process. Some adoption choices include open adoption, Semi-open adoption, and closed adoption.

Open adoption

 Offers full openness with the adoptive family and birth mother if they so choose, including medical documents, contact information, and involvement in the child’s life.

Semi-open adoption

This is a great way for you to be able to receive updates about your baby, even if you are not in their life. Letters and photos can be shared between the birth parents and adoptive parents. Most communication goes through a third party, like your adoption agency.

Closed adoption

With a closed adoption, there is no information exchanged between parties other than your medical history. This option isn’t as common anymore. However, if you would like to maintain your privacy, this is a good choice for you.

Finding the Right Adoptive Families

After you look over your options within your level of openness, play with the thought of what kind of adoptive family you want for your son or daughter’s future life. Pondering another life and how it will lay out can be very stressful for anyone, never mind the age. The adoption agencies in Florida should be able to lay out all types of families that fit you and your preferences. 

Financial Assistance During Your Adoption Journey

Financial situations can be intimidating for people at a young age. Most pre-teens and teenagers don’t know much about how to properly handle a budget. Luckily with the adoption center you choose, there is an abundance of different financial assistance plans that can lay out a plan that will fit your income. Wanting to put your baby up for adoption can be a daunting and expensive process, but with a curated plan, it can be done to fit your budget.

Peace of Mind During The Adoption Process

Finding out you’re pregnant during your teenage years can be scary. Adoption Choices of Florida is here to help you through this intimidating time. Find the steps to help guide you through the adoption process if you choose. Things like how transparent you want to be with the adoptive family, financial plans, and a specific and customizable plan throughout the adoption process. It is important to remind yourself that you are never alone in this and that there are people who want and are willing to help you through it. 

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

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