By Imani Agbionu
Adoption Choices of Florida is a non-profit private adoption agency located in Florida. We have multiple locations, including Jacksonville, Miami, Panhandle, and Tampa. Our goal is to connect with local birth mothers seeking to place their newborn up for adoption in Florida. If you are pregnant and do not want to raise your child, adoption with us may be the answer for you.
Our goal is to make you feel safe and loved during your adoption journey. We want to build families while ending the stigma surrounding adoption and helping you prosper simultaneously. We understand before your adoption begins, you may have multiple questions pertaining to requirements you need to meet, different forms of adoption, and more. At Adoption Choices of Florida, we make sure to answer every question of yours.
No. When you are considering putting your baby up for adoption, you will not need any authorization from anyone. Regarding the adoption process, the only person that needs to decide and give permission to any necessary answers is you as the birth mother.
Even if you are a teen, we understand you are young and don’t know much about adoption. A person can be older and have no understanding of adoption so, never let your age discourage you. Local adoption agencies near you will help you in any way they can. When you come to Adoption Choices of Florida, we make sure you understand everything thoroughly. Any question you have can be answered through our website if it is broad. Or, if you have a delicate and specific question, you can definitely ask your caseworker or even call or text us. Our goal is to make you feel safe and secure in your decisions because that is what is most important for yourself and the baby you are carrying. As said before, you will not need any permission from anyone when it comes to adoption. Every decision is precisely up to you.
Never let such a notion bother you because we will clear that worry right away.
When you decide to utilize our services, we only need the basic information pertaining to your life in order to include it in our file. But, before moving forward without services with you, we need validation that we are pregnant. That is a requirement of ours for the sake of saving time and making sure we can begin the process. Proof of pregnancy will be a photo of your sonogram, which we need a hard copy of. Of course, we won’t keep it, but give it to your caseworker, who will then document your pregnancy down.
We are not saying we don’t believe you, but based on cases around the world that happen every day, it is better that we be sure of your pregnancy. But, from that point on, you don’t have any requirements other than staying healthy and keeping up with doctor’s appointments. You need to make sure to communicate with your caseworker in order for the process to keep going smoothly. When you decide to come to us, we will make clear what is required from you at the beginning so we will not place so much on you. We will give you time to provide us with such documents we need to record!
If you are unsafe in any sort of way and currently feel unsafe, we can help you. Your safety is everything, and in the state of Florida, the birth father of your unborn child does have rights. However, those rights can be expelled through court orders. With your restraining order, we have documentation proving that you and your child are unsafe, which then causes him not to be validated in the adoption process.
When it comes to the court, we can help you with the expenses and attend such dates. No one deserves to be abused. If you are facing such or are still suffering mentally, we have counselors available. If you are in a violent relationship, tell us as soon as possible, and we will help you. You are our family, and we want you safe and to prosper in life.
If you are facing an unplanned pregnancy, contact us, Adoption Choices of Florida, and we will help you! While building families, we are looking to you like family as well. Your baby deserves the best chance at life, and you picking Florida adoption doesn’t mean you are giving up on your baby. You are the most selfless you can be, and you are awesome!
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