Adoption in Florida: You Are in Control of Your Adoption Plan

July 28, 2021

By Adoption Choices of Florida

Adoption in Florida: You Are in Control of Your Adoption Plan

At Adoption Choices of Florida, you are in control of your adoption plan! From the moment you decide to place your baby up for adoption until your baby is placed with their forever family, you will never be forced into making a decision. From creating an adoption plan to deciding the level of openness, choosing the adoptive family, to developing a financial assistance plan, the Florida adoption process is all up to you with assistance from us every step of the way.

Creating Your Florida Adoption Plan

Working with an adoption specialist, you will first begin the adoption process by discussing your needs and requirements. The specialist will then go over the different options that best suit you. Whether you may be only a few weeks pregnant, or a few months pregnant, about to give birth, or already at the hospital with your baby, you can choose to go through the adoption process with any of our adoption agencies in Florida. Our agencies also work with teen pregnancy and young women who are experiencing an unplanned or unwanted pregnancy. Birth mothers who can create an adoption plan as soon as possible in their journey, instead of choosing to do so later, may feel more confident and comfortable with their adoption decision and throughout their adoption journey. However, there’s nothing to worry about because Adoption Choices of Florida works with last-minute adoption plans in the same way early on plans are dealt with.

Decide Your Level of Openness

This simply means which type of adoption you would like to pursue. There are three types of adoption types or levels of adoption. The first, and most common type, is open adoption. Within an open adoption, an agreement is made and agreed upon by both the birth parents and adoptive families. This option allows for you to exchange identifying information such as contact information and health information. Also, in many cases, the birth mother may become and remain an active part of her child’s life even after placement. Of course, the amount of connection all depends on your comfort. You may choose to be as active or inactive in the child’s life as she decides. Open adoptions are common because they have been shown to be beneficial for everyone involved in the Florida adoption process, whether it is the birth parents or adoptive parents. In fact, Adoption Choices of Florida actually encourages birth mothers and adoptive families to consider some level of open adoption or semi-open adoption, which leads us to our next type of adoption.

Semi-open adoption. A semi-open adoption is a great option for mothers who would like to know what their child is up to, how they are doing, and see their photographs without getting too involved in their child’s lives. Our agency sets this up through a secure and confidential online source.

Lastly, there is the option to opt for a closed adoption. In a closed adoption, there is no contact between birth parents and adoptive parents. Although this option is not as common as it used to be in the past, it is totally okay, and you might prefer this level of openness depending on your personal circumstances or situations.

Choosing Your Baby’s Forever Family

After making an informed decision regarding the level of openness in your adoption plan, it is time to choose the adoptive family. This is your child’s forever family that will be fortunate enough to raise your baby! How do you imagine this family? Do you want them to have similar values as you? Should they have other children or no other children at all? Are pets okay? Questions like this and more will be thoroughly discussed with your adoption specialist when discussing your adoption plan. You will then be presented with a variety of waiting and hopeful adoptive families and their profiles to review and find your forever family for your baby!

Developing a Financial Assistance Plan

As a licensed adoption agency in Florida, we are able to provide you with appropriate living expenses and financial support throughout your pregnancy and even after your baby has been placed with a family. Pregnancies come with many expenses, and we want to assist you with those. Your adoption specialist will work with you to determine what types of support and services are right for you and you may need. It is actually quite normal for birth mothers going through the adoption process to experience nervousness and hesitation. That’s why the Florida adoption plan you set up allows for a way to ensure you are able to comfortably and confidently move along in your adoption process and journey. Our caring and experienced team will be working with you individually. Whether it be virtually or in person, we will walk you through your Florida adoption process. We are here to ensure that your adoption plan meets all of your requirements.

We Are Here To Help You Create Your Adoption Plan!

It is recommended that you get started on your adoption plan, even if you are only thinking about it. Your fears, hesitations, and all other such feelings are all valid and normal. Most birth mothers go through many of the same thoughts and emotions regarding this journey. However, we are aware that you are looking for a better life and a brighter future for your child. This is why our adoption agency support team will be right by your side to support you every step of the way at Adoption Choices of Florida.

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

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