The FL adoption process can seem overwhelming and daunting, and that is okay. It is normal to feel this way when you first look into the adoption process. There are many reasons why birth mothers choose to put their unborn baby up for adoption. It can be for financial reasons, unsupportive family members, not being ready to be a parent, or not wanting to be a parent, or the father is not in the picture anymore. Another reason why birth mothers might choose adoption is that they were sexually assaulted. Unfortunately, some women become pregnant after being sexually assaulted. It can be hard to decide on what to do next after discovering that you are pregnant after being sexually assaulted. It is okay to feel this way. Here at Adoption Choices of Florida, we know that choosing adoption after sexually tough, and we are here to help.
Some birth mothers think about being a parent and raising their baby but ultimately decide against it because it reminds them of what happened and their attacker. If this is the case for you as well, you have two options. You can decide on terminating your pregnancy, or you can put your newborn baby adoption. There are some birth mothers that choose to place the baby up for adoption because they still want the child to have a future, even if it is not with them. Here at Adoption Choices of Florida, we are here to help you get the help you need.
If you decide to go with the adoption process and to work with us here at Adoption Choices of Florida, we will help you accomplish your goal to ensure your unborn baby’s future. We know that there are some misconceptions about the adoption process overall. One of these misconceptions is that you, the birth mother, will have no control or say in the adoption process. This is not true. Know that you will be in control of the entire adoption process. When you work with us here at Adoption Choices of Florida, we simply help guide you and support you throughout the adoption process. You and you alone make all the decisions made at each step in the adoption process. Our staff is here to provide you with all the information you need at each step of the process and answer any questions that you have.
We know that every birth mother decides on adoption for a different reason. No matter what the reason is, should you choose to place the baby up for adoption after being sexually assaulted, know, we are here to help you and support you. Here at Adoption Choices of Florida, we provide free counseling to you if you ever just need to talk. One of the places we work with for counseling is New Perspectives Therapeutic Services. We know that you might not be comfortable talking about your attacker and the event that happened. That is why we provide this counseling. We want you to know that we are here to support you and have a safe place to talk about anything on your mind. We want you to have a wonderful pregnancy and adoption experience.
Simply because your reason for choosing the adoption process is because you were sexually assaulted does not change the adoption process or the ways that we can support you. You will go through the same adoption process as other birth mothers and receive the same support as well. For instance, if you need a doctor for your appointments, we can help find you an affordable and caring doctor. We can also help you with your grocery needs, and if you need a more suitable living situation, we can help you find a better and affordable place to live. It is our mission to make sure that you have a wonderful adoption experience and pregnancy. Your health and your unborn baby’s health are very important to us, and we will do what we can to help.
If you or someone you know has been a victim of a sexual assault, we encourage you to reach out and get the help you need. Here are a few resources you can call outside of our agency:
Regardless of your reasoning, even if it is related to sexual assault, we are here for you, and you will go through the same process and support as other birth mothers. We are here to help you on your adoption and pregnancy journey. You can find all of our contact information on our website.
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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