Choosing Adoption in Florida While Pregnant and Homeless

January 26, 2022

By Adoption Choices of Florida

Choosing Adoption in Florida While Pregnant and Homeless

Finding out you’ve become pregnant unexpectedly can be a stressful, life-altering event for anyone. Add on the fact that you are also trying to navigate your life struggles such as being homeless, and suddenly being pregnant feels like the end of the world. You are justified in your fear and concerns, but it is important to know that you do have options even in your situation.  

Adoption Choices of Florida is a local adoption agency that aims to provide expectant birth mothers with quality service throughout their adoption journey. Our team of professionals works with birth mothers who choose adoption in order to create an adoption plan that works for them. We understand everyone’s circumstances are different, and we tackle each and every individual circumstance with the compassion they deserve regardless of the circumstances.  

Bringing Your Child To Term as an Option 

Regardless of the fact that we here at Adoption Choices of Florida are a local adoption agency, our goal is never to push expectant birth mothers into a decision. Our goal is always to inform you about your options and what life may look like should you choose them. Should you choose to raise your child and take on the responsibilities of parenting, a few things should be considered, including your readiness and willingness to be a parent, the cost of raising a child in your state, and your support system. In Florida, the cost of raising a child through the age of 18 is closer to $230,000. Granted, depending on where you live, your money may go further, so it is important to consider your specific circumstances again. 

There is also the issue of housing and raising the child. If you choose to raise your child and are the sole parent of said child, then you must consider the reality of this situation. Raising children is no easy task in general, and it can be even more difficult if you lack the support system or the physical resources to do so. Fortunately, there are resources for pregnant and homeless women, so all is not lost if you were to choose this option. Ultimately, this is your decision and yours alone, so no one can tell you what you should or shouldn’t do.  

Terminating the Pregnancy as an Option 

Choosing abortion is also an option for pregnant women. However, rules and regulations vary widely from state to state. Sometimes pursuing abortion is a more complicated task than it may seem, and many women face many roadblocks along the way. You should consider the state you live in and their individual laws before making this decision. In Florida specifically, certain rules have been updated as of March 1, 2020, so some factors that should be considered are: 

  • Under the Affordable Care Act, health plans only cover abortion under specific circumstances, including rape, incest, or life endangerment. 
  • If you are a minor, then your parent must be notified prior to the abortion. 
  • An terminating the pregnancy can only be performed before or up to 24 weeks following your last period unless your health or life is endangered. 

Abortion is a complicated topic that requires plenty of research before choosing it as an option. Depending on the state you live in and your individual circumstances, abortion may become less of a viable option, so it is essential to familiarize yourself with your state’s laws.  

Putting Your Child Up For Adoption as an Option 

Placing your newborn for adoption is free of charge in Florida, so there’s no need to stress about the financial viability of adoption as an option. While bringing your child to term and going through the process of adoption may seem daunting, it is important to remember that there are actually many options for you that make the adoption process easier. Once you choose an adoption agency, you will be given a counselor to develop an adoption plan that works for you. From here, it will essentially be a matter of trusting the professionals as they guide you towards placement. Putting your child up for adoption does not have to be so scared of a task, especially if you choose the right adoption agency for you. 

If You Choose Adoption, Choose Adoption Choices of Florida 

Adoption Choices of Florida provides expectant birth mothers with all the information and resources they may need when beginning their adoption journey. We can answer all your questions, provide you with a counselor, help you develop an adoption plan, and even provide financial support. Choosing us as your Florida adoption agency means that you will be in capable hands and will feel supported throughout your adoption in Jacksonville and throughout Florida.  

Adoption Choices of Florida wants to work with you to ensure a smooth Florida adoption process so that you can be confident in your decision.

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