Thinking of Putting Your Baby Up for Adoption? Let Us Help You Create an Adoption Plan
There are many aspects to consider and think about when you are placing your baby for adoption. But, you are not alone! We are here to help you. There is no need to rush. Take your time. Research your options. Make sure you fully understand what your decision entails, and how it will impact your life moving forward. You can choose adoption an any stage in your pregnancy, even after the baby is born.
Your adoption plan will be unique but there are a few key steps that make up your experience:
1. Make a Plan for Adoption
When it comes to your adoption journey with our adoption agencies in Florida, you have full control of your adoption plan. We will never leave you in the dark or drop you mid-process.
Adoption Choices of Florida is dedicated to respecting your choices. When you first begin the adoption process, you will work closely with an adoption specialist to outline all the details that are important to you. We will walk you through all the different aspects of your adoption plan.
Whether you are a a few weeks pregnant, a few months pregnant, about to give birth, or already at the hospital with a newborn, you can choose adoption in Florida. A last minute adoption plan is as accessible with our adoption agency as is an adoption plan the moment you discover you are pregnant. We also work with pregnant teens and young women who are facing an unplanned or unwanted pregnancy.
Birth mothers who create their adoption plan sooner rather than later often feel more confident and comfortable with their adoption decision and throughout their adoption journey.
2. Decide Level of Openness
One of the first things you will need to decide when placing your baby for adoption is the level of openness or type of adoption you want in your adoption agreement. There are three different levels:
Click on each to learn more about the pros and cons!
Most adoptions today have some level of openness and most adoptive families are open to the same. When you work with Adoption Choices, our adoption specialists will help mediate post-placement contact between you and the adoptive family for continued communication.
3. Choosing an Adoptive Family
After deciding the level of openness that best fits your adoption plan, think about what kind of adoptive family you’re looking for. Who will ultimately get the gift of your son or daughter, and the responsibility of raising them?
Do you want the family to have pets? Other children? Live in a diverse neighborhood? Share similar values as you? All of this and more will be discussed with your adoption specialist.
You will then be presented with a variety of waiting adoptive family profiles to review and find your family!
As a licensed adoption agency in Florida, we are able to provide reasonable living expenses and financial support throughout your pregnancy and post-placement. Your adoption specialist will work with you to determine what support services you might need.
As aforementioned, your adoption plan is essentially a guideline for your adoption journey. Having that guideline to follow along with is an excellent way to ensure your confidence and comfort, as it’s quite normal for birth mothers going through the adoption process to experience nervousness and hesitation. And don’t forget — your adoption agency support team will be right by your side to support you every step of the way!
Our professional, compassionate staff will work with you –one on one — virtually or face to face and walk you through your Florida adoption plan. We are committed to you, will advocate for you, and want to make sure the adoption process matches your wants and needs!
If you haven’t already committed to placing your child for adoption but are strongly considering it, Adoption Choices of Florida encourages you to start thinking about your adoption plan now. It’s normal to feel embarrassed or even a little guilty about starting your child’s adoption plan before you’ve fully committed to adoption, but remember, you can always change your mind. Getting a headstart on an adoption plan for your child is a wonderful way to begin considering your child’s life and the kind of future you want him or her to have. So, whether you’ve committed to placing your child for adoption or not, know that it’s never too late to start considering what’s in your child’s best interest!