What are the Adoption Finalization Process and Responsibilities

August 28, 2023

By Adoption Choices of Florida

What are the Adoption Finalization Process and Responsibilities

By Karlie Harris

Imagine you are almost through the entire adoption process, but you still have some questions. Such as what are the final steps to complete the adoption process and when is the relinquishment time. Finalizing an adoption involves the adoptive family finding legal counsel, signing consent forms, and petitioning to adopt. You can find a list of steps for a birth plan right here. Find out what it means to be entering into the final process for adoption and more information about Adoption Choices of Florida. We want you to have all the information you need, as well as all the support you need. Our team is available 24 hours a day and seven days a week to answer all your adoption-related questions. 

The Adoption Process in Florida

As a birth mother, you might be wondering what the final steps are for adoption in Florida with regard to the birth parents and the adoptive parents. After deciding on adoption, the birth parents talk to an adoption specialist, who will help you create an adoption plan. This includes:

  • Your name
  • Due Date
  • What you want going on in the room (music, lighting, etc.)
  • How much mobility do you want to have.
  • Snacks and beverages, if possible, during your labor.
  • The kind of pain relief you would like, whether medical or non-medical.
  • And the methods you would like to use to speed up labor.

We will not keep you out of the loop or leave you out of any decisions. Next, you decide what kind of adoption you would like: open adoption, semi-open adoption, or closed adoption. Once you have decided on the openness of the adoption, we will provide you with a variety of adoptive family profiles. Each adoptive family goes through a series of interviews to make sure your child is going to a safe loving home. Then you can pick the best family for your baby. The finalizing process involves:

  • The adoptive family obtained legal representation.
  • Signing the consent forms.
  • Filing the petition for adoption.
  • And submitting a report to the court.

Adoption in Florida from Both Perspectives

We want you to feel confident in the family you are placing your baby for adoption with. Each family that hopes to adopt goes through extensive interviews and a home study before the birth parents see their profile. Our organization will be there every step of the way, whether you have an unplanned pregnancy or you have already given birth.

According to Florida laws, the consent to adopt needs to be in writing, but it is not part of the adoption petition. The court will seal the original birth certificate of the child, and a new birth certificate will be issued. In the new birth certificate, the adoptive parents will be named as the legal parents. Finally, if the adoptive parents do not already have custody of the child, the child will be relinquished at that time. Our employees at Adoption Choices of Florida, will not force you to make any decisions, we know adoption is a hard choice to make.

Adoption Agencies in Florida

If adoption is the right choice for you, we hope you will consider us for your adoption needs. Everything you need to know about the adoption process is in this article. If you have any questions, our trained employees are available 24/7. We can answer all questions you may have about placing your baby for adoption. At Adoption Choices of Florida, we are with you, the birth mother, at every step of the adoption process. We have a wide range of resources for the birth mother, including helping you find medical assistance and a counselor. There are numerous helpful articles about adoption, as well as informative videos about adoption and our staff.

When choosing adoption in Florida, we hope you will consider us, Adoption Choices of Florida. On our website, you can find adoption agencies near you, and learn more about the adoption process. You can call us at our toll-free phone number or send us a message from our website, and we will reach out to you as soon as possible. We look forward to talking to you and figuring out a plan that works best for you and your loved ones. The process for adoption is not as long as it looks. We are not going to leave you in the dark or make you deal with any of it by yourself.