Written By: Erin Jones
At any age, unplanned pregnancy can be a scary thing to face alone. Most birth mothers — even the older ones who might have a little more life experience — often struggle to figure out their next steps regarding their unplanned pregnancy. So, for those 30-something birth mothers out there who are experiencing an unexpected pregnancy and aren’t sure what to do next, Adoption Choices of Florida is here to help. Below are three of the most important steps you will be asked to take if you choose to place your baby for adoption through our agency or through another!
If you’re in your 30’s, have become pregnant unexpectedly, and are considering adoption, you have a lot of options to choose from in the state of Florida. With over 10 different adoption agencies in The Sunshine State, you’ll most certainly be able to get the adoption assistance you need if you’re considering placing your baby for adoption. But, as you begin your search for an adoption agency that you believe is the best fit for both you and your baby, it’s important to understand what qualities you should look for in an adoption agency.
Your agency should, above all else, prioritize the best interest and well-being of both you and your baby. Be extra sure to look for an adoption agency that truly cares for and supports you on your adoption journey, and don’t be afraid to reach out to a few different agencies to help you determine which one is right for you! A good adoption agency should be more than willing to answer any and all questions you may have about their agency, the adoption process, and about adoption in general.
For more information on choosing the right adoption agency for you, please visit our website’s blogs on choosing the right adoption agency for your and your child and the types of people you want on your adoption team.
Once you’ve committed to placing your baby for adoption, one of your first steps after choosing an adoption agency will be to choose which type of adoption you want and to create an adoption plan. Both choosing an adoption type and creating an adoption plan may seem like daunting tasks, but if you prioritize your baby’s best interest, you’ll be off to a good start!
If you choose to work with our adoption agency, Adoption Choices of Florida, you’ll have three types of adoption to choose from — open, semi-open, and closed. Nowadays, open and semi-open adoptions are preferred by birth and adoptive parents alike, and are also viewed by experts as the most beneficial to the adoption triad. That said, closed adoptions aren’t uncommon and — for some birth mothers — are the best option for them. To learn more about how to determine which type of adoption is best for your and your baby, please visit our website’s blog on the three types of adoption.
Perhaps one of the most important things you’ll be asked to do on your adoption journey is to establish and maintain a strong support system. Aside from your adoption team, your support system should include trusted family members, close friends, and other members of your social circle. It’s up to you to decide who you want to bring along with you on your adoption journey, but most adoption agencies will encourage you to invite at least a few relatives and good friends to be a part of your support system!
If you’re hesitant to bring your family and/or friends into the adoption process, you’re not alone in your concern. It’s very common for birth mothers experiencing an unplanned pregnancy to experience nervousness when preparing to inform their family and friends of their situation. But with tons of experience helping birth mothers prepare for the adoption process, you can trust us when we say that the sooner you talk to your family and friends, the better! As great of an adoption support system as our agency and our team of adoption professionals is, it’s incredibly important for you to have members of your own social circle by your side as you take this journey!
Though Adoption Choices of Florida understands that it may not necessarily be the best fit for you and your child, our team of adoption professionals encourages you to reach out and ask questions about our adoption agency and about the adoption process. It can be difficult for adoption agencies — including Adoption Choices of Florida! — to give specifics about your adoption journey, as every birth mother’s is unique in its own way. That said, our team of adoption professionals has worked with birth mothers and adoptive families from all walks of life and are certain that they’ll be able to help you no matter what you throw our way. So, if you’re going through an unplanned pregnancy, aren’t sure what to do next, and need a little guidance, don’t hesitate to reach out as soon as possible with your questions and concerns. Adoption Choices of Florida is ready and waiting to help you decide if placing your baby for adoption with our agency is right for you!
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