Difficult Circumstances for Birth Parents and Choosing Adoption

September 12, 2022

By Adoption Choices of Florida

Difficult Circumstances for Birth Parents and Choosing Adoption

By Jonathan Tick

All birth mothers have different circumstance that makes them different from one another. Some may have an easier time choosing adoption. While others may struggle and wonder about questions like “What is the cost for an adoption?” Or “what does it mean to place my baby for adoption?” You may have a lot going on in your life and might be facing difficult circumstances as birth parents. But you aren’t sure that adoption is the right decision for your unplanned pregnancy with all that’s happening.

Here’re a few ways our adoption agencies in Florida may help you if you’re considering adoption options.

What is a Difficult Circumstance?

First off, what can be considered a ‘difficult circumstance’? Difficult circumstances are categorized as situations or factors that can put birth parents in tough spots. A pregnant woman, for example, might want to adopt out their baby because they can’t support them. Either because they don’t have stable living conditions or because their income just can’t support a child.  

There may be other more personal reasons too that can be considered as ‘difficult circumstances. Perhaps a medical condition of some kind can pose a present or future problem. Or, simply put, the birth mother just feels like they’re not in the right headspace to raise a newborn baby. All of these may fall under the term ‘difficult circumstance’ as well.  

For our adoption centers, these factors matter very little in terms of your eligibility to place your baby for adoption. Our adoption process in Florida doesn’t turn away any potential birth mothers who want to go through with the adoption, as we believe that all birth mothers deserve a chance to go through with adoption if they want. Supporting them through to the end until their baby is in a new home. Whether you’re still pregnant, about to give birth, or have already given birth, you’re welcome in our facilities.

Within Our Adoption Care

So, you’ve committed to yourself that you will ‘give my baby for adoption. What happens now that you’ve done so? Now comes the meat and potatoes of the adoption process: the Adoption Plan.  

The adoption plan is your roadmap for how your adoption will go from start to finish once you’re settled in. You will be matched with an adoption specialist once your adoption has been set in stone. After which, they will help walk you through your available adoption options. And give you options to pick from in terms of what kind of care or help that you have access to.  

Care option needs can vary wildly from birth mother to birth mother. For those in difficult circumstances, more care may be provided in order to help alleviate some pressure during the adoption. What kind of care is provided? The most prominent kinds of care involve counseling care, such as therapy or medical aid. As well as a potential financial assistance plan. Where depending on your current situation, financial aid will be provided at no extra cost to you to cover various things.

Things such as food, rent, or clothing can be covered by this financial assistance plan. This kind of care is mostly provided during the time a birth mother is pregnant. And continues for a few months after the baby has already been born. This is to ensure that the birth mother can recover during afterbirth, as we believe that this moment of relaxation is essential for making sure a birth mother can recover safely. After which, they’ll be released with their adoption process now considered ‘complete.’  

Can I Still See My Baby After the Adoption is Complete?

This question will depend on what you chose during your adoption plan. Your adoption specialist may ask you how open you want your adoption to be. This openness refers to the type of adoption you want for your baby. ‘open’ adoption gives you the chance to receive regular updates and potentially visit your baby again. While a ‘closed’ adoption will protect your privacy and restrict all access your baby may have to you. There’re many different levels of openness birth parents may be comfortable with when thinking about their adoption. But no matter your decision, Adoption Choices of Florida will always support and fulfill the decision you make.  

For those in difficult circumstances, the option for adoption is not closed off to you. Our adoption agencies in Florida are open to all birth parents who think adoption is the best choice. So if you think this is the best choice for your child, please don’t hesitate to contact us. 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