By Rachel Smith
Birth moms struggling with unwanted or unplanned pregnancies may be lost or confused. They may not know what next steps to take. Birth mothers who don’t believe in abortion and are not ready to raise a child may want to consider adoption. With adoption, birth mothers go through with their pregnancy and give their baby to a loving, caring family. Adoption is a beautiful process and sacrifice that can benefit everyone involved. But, you may wonder, how do I give my baby up for adoption in Florida?
Luckily, there are Florida adoption agencies available to help you. Adoption Choices of Florida is a private, licensed, local adoption agency. What does this mean? As a private adoption agency, birth mothers can choose the adoptive family and communication plan. We can provide financial support. Finally, as a local adoption agency, we can assist birth mothers all over the state of Florida. With these three factors, Adoption Choices of Florida maximizes the possible support they can provide. This dedication gifts birth moms with the quality service they deserve. These are the many advantages birth mothers will receive when working with Adoption Choices of Florida:
Adoption Choices of Florida offers many private adoption services. But what does this mean for the birth mother? In short, private adoption means that birth moms have the power to make important decisions for their baby. First, birth moms can choose the adoptive family they wish to give their baby. These families range in ethnicity, background, religious beliefs, orientation, and family size. The birth mother can learn more about each individual family by reading their profile. This way, the birth mom can make a well-informed decision on the family best for them and their baby. Whatever you choose, the certified adoptive families from our agencies are all willing to adopt and care for your baby.
Private adoption also allows birth mothers to choose what post-placement communication is best for them. This is done through three types of adoption–open, semi-open, and closed adoption.
Open adoption refers to an “open” relationship between the birth family and the adoptive family. The two parties communicate directly when it comes to reunions, gifts, letters, and medical history. Birth mothers can be as involved as they possibly can. Semi-open adoptions involve communication through the agency. This means that gifts, medical documents, or pictures are sent to the adoption agency before they reach the other party. This is a great option for birth mothers who want to interact with their child only. Finally, closed adoptions facilitate zero communication between the adoptive family and the birth family. Both families will live completely separate lives. Medical records will be sent at the time of the adoption but will not be updated afterward.
Whatever the birth mother chooses, adoptive families are required to be able to send updates about the adoptee’s well-being. The birth mother will always be able to keep in contact with their baby if they so choose.
Our adoption agencies in Florida are dedicated to you: the birth mother. When you call our agencies, we can connect you to our adoption, social workers. We provide one-on-one availability with these adoption specialists, who will guide you through the adoption papers and plans. This allows our staff to understand your unique situation and helps us create an adoption plan with your individual needs in mind.
As a licensed adoption agency, we can provide many resources to struggling birth mothers. Financial aid is one of these great resources. We can provide for living expenses such as rent and housing, groceries, transportation, medical bills, clothing, and more. As a birth mother, your situation is unique, and therefore the amount of aid is unique as well. With the help of your adoption social worker, you can build an adoption plan that takes care of all your adoption needs.
The adoption process and the birthing process can create many strong emotions for the birth mother. However, with the provided counseling support Adoption Choices of Florida offers, birth mothers can manage these emotions in a healthy manner. Counseling support is available whenever the birth mother needs it, whether it is during the adoption process or post-placement. Our counselors are very understanding and will never judge you for what you are going through. Birth mothers also have access to the agency’s birth mother support groups, another outlet where birth moms can connect with those who may face similar situations. The adoption process may be challenging, but you do not need to go through it alone.
Adoption Choices of Florida has locations all over the state of Florida. We have two offices: one in Gainesville and one in Tampa. Our local adoption agency’s phone number is 813-559-0943. We can be reached by phone in Miami at the number 786-558-0431. The number for adoption in Jacksonville is 904-559-1251. Our offices are open 24 hours a day for one-on-one assistance. Our offices are not limited to those locations, however. We have helped birth moms all over the state of Florida, from Orlando to the Panhandle area. We can generally be reached at our toll-free number, 833-352-3678. We can also be visited our website, Adoption Choices of Florida, for more information.
Birth mothers who are not prepared to be a parent do not need to worry. An adoption is always an option, and there are many adoption agencies near you to help with this choice!
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 or text us at: (833) 352-3678.