Common Misconceptions About Adoption in Florida

January 5, 2022

By Adoption Choices of Florida

Common Misconceptions About Adoption in Florida

Are you a birth mother currently considering adoption? Are you worried that you will not be able to see your baby or that placing your baby up for adoption in Florida will be expensive? Unfortunately, there are a lot of myths surrounding adoption. Here at Adoption Choices of Florida, we debunk those misconceptions and help you make the best, informed decision you can. 

Myth: Adoption in Florida is Expensive for Birth Mothers

This could not be further from the truth; adoption in Florida is completely free to all of our birth mothers. Not only do we not take any money from our birth mothers, but we also provide our mothers with financial assistance if they qualify. This assistance can cover everything from rent and groceries to transportation and maternity clothing. Our goal is to lessen the stressors associated with adoption and make the Florida adoption process as easy as possible for you. 

Myth: I Will Not Be Able to See My Baby if I Choose Adoption

You will be able to see your baby as little or as much as you would like if you choose open adoption. Open adoptions consist of open communication between you and the adoptive parents. Both parties can exchange information, such as phone numbers, social media accounts, and addresses, if that is what you are both comfortable with. You and adoptive parents can arrange quarterly or annual visits that allow you to see your child and be a part of their life. Open adoptions are best if you want to be an active part of your child’s life. 

Myth: It’s Too Late to Choose Adoption for My Baby

It’s never too late to choose adoption for your baby; any time is the right time. We have adoption facilitators readily available regardless of what stage of pregnancy you are in. We even help birth mothers who have already had their babies. Our adoption facilitators will help you develop a personalized adoption plan, where you will detail everything you want to occur regarding your adoption. Your adoption covers everything from the type of financial assistance you may need to the type of adoption you would like. There is no specific timeframe required when creating your adoption plan. There is no right or wrong time to choose adoption. 

Myth: I Don’t Love My Baby if I Choose Adoption

Some birth mothers believe that they do not love their baby if they choose adoption, but that could not be further from the truth. An adoption is an act of love in and of itself. Choosing adoption for your baby is one of the most selfless decisions you can make for your child. You recognize that either you’re not ready to parent or that your baby deserves a better life than you can provide right now. Whatever your reasons for choosing adoption, know that those reasons are valid, and you are making the best choice for yourself and your child. 

Myth: Adoption is Only for Teenagers

Adoption is for all women regardless of their ages. At Adoption Choices of Florida, we do not discriminate against our birth mothers because of their age. We help everyone who contacts us, and you can choose adoption for your baby at any age, whether you are 17 or 42. 

Don’t let the myths surrounding adoption deter you from choosing adoption. There is no right or wrong time to choose adoption, and there is no cost to adopt whatsoever for our birth mothers. Adoption Choices of Florida is here to help you, the birth mother, make the best decision for you and your child and make the Florida adoption process as easy as possible. Adoption is difficult enough without worrying about shelter or food to eat. 

Contact us today at one of our adoption agencies in Florida in the areas of Jacksonville, Tampa, or Miami. We are available 24/7 via phone or email. You can also follow us on social media for all of your adoption-related needs and concerns. 

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