After Giving a Child Up for a FL Adoption, Will I Ever Get to See Them?

Are you considering placing your child for adoption? Are you unsure how the process works, and do you have questions? This is completely normal. You might even have questions about what happens after giving a child up for a FL adoption. We can answer all of your questions at Adoption Choices of Florida, your number one resource for all adoption-related information. 

What is the Adoption Process in Florida?

If you are considering placing your baby for adoption, your first step is to contact us via email, text, or phone to begin your adoption process. We will assign you an adoption caseworker who will help you throughout this process. Your adoption facilitator will help you fill out all of the necessary paperwork and answer any preliminary questions you may have. 

After you have completed the required paperwork, we will develop your specific adoption plan. An adoption plan is your customized plan for an FL adoption and covers everything from the kind of adoption you would like to the types of assistance you may need during and after your pregnancy. 

Florida Adoption Plan

The next step in your adoption journey is determining the level of openness you would like in your adoption. There are three types of adoption: open, semi-open, and closed. During a closed adoption, there is communication between you and the adoptive parents. The only information your child and the adoptive parents will receive about you is your medical history. Therefore, closed adoption is not your best option if you wish to remain present in your child’s life. 

Your adoption facilitator mediates semi-open adoptions. You will receive periodic updates about the child and photographs. Unfortunately, there is no direct communication in a semi-open adoption between you and the adoptive family. However, you will still be able to check on your child’s progress and development. 

Open adoptions are best if you want to contact your child. Open adoptions involve direct communication between you and the adoptive parents. Both parties can exchange phone numbers, emails, and social media accounts. Not only will you receive periodic updates about the child in an open adoption, but you will also be able to participate in annual or more frequent meetings with the child and the adoptive family. Open adoptions are a great option for everyone involved because there is a support system for you and the adoptive parents. Additionally, the child also benefits from having a relationship with their birth mother. The child will have the support of more than one or two adults and have the opportunity to learn about their biological family history. 

What Kind of Adoption Assistance Will I Receive After Giving My Baby Up for a FL Adoption?

Adoption Choices of Florida provides financial, medical, housing, and supportive counseling assistance to all of its birth mothers. You should not have to worry about having basic necessities while you are pregnant, which is why we arrange financial assistance for things like rent, groceries, and other maternity-related expenses. Although you are not financially compensated for giving up your child for adoption, we do our best to alleviate the financial strain of pregnancy. 

We ensure you have adequate medical care throughout your pregnancy. Your health and your baby’s health are imperative during this delicate time in your life. It is important to regularly attend your doctor’s appointments to make sure your baby is developing correctly. 

We also ensure you have safe housing during and after your pregnancy. There are a variety of reasons you may need alternative housing:

  • You feel unsafe in your current housing
  • You don’t want your family and friends to know about your pregnancy
  • You do not have a suitable place to live

Though this list isn’t comprehensive, it provides an overview of some of the reasons why our birth mothers may need alternative housing. 

Another amazing service that we supply is supportive counseling is another service we provide to our birth mothers at Adoption Choices of Florida. Your counseling sessions can be one-on-one or group counseling. We offer different types of counseling because everyone has different needs and levels of comfort. One-on-one counseling is great if you’d like some privacy and want to express your fears and concerns surrounding your impending adoption. Group sessions are great if you want to listen and speak to birth mothers who have gone through a similar situation: they can offer you advice and tips on navigating your adoption. 

Our baby adoption agency is here to guide you through the adoption process and ensure that all of your needs are met. We are here to help you 24/7 at Adoption Choices of Florida. Don’t hesitate to contact us today!

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