Handling the Holidays Post-Adoption

December 19, 2022

By Adoption Choices of Florida

Handling the Holidays Post-Adoption

By Staren Henry

The holidays can be hectic for a lot of people. And for a birth mother, especially if she is experiencing an unplanned pregnancy, it can feel pretty overwhelming. You may be thinking that during the holidays, you won’t be able to find the assistance that you need to start or complete the adoption process. Everyone is busy getting prepared for the festivities, and hours are changing, so how can you get the help that you need?

We’re here to tell you that Adoption Choices of Florida works year-round to provide birth mothers like you with all of the support you need. So if you want to start the adoption process during the holidays, do not hesitate to reach out to us. Our adoption and legal experts are here to ensure you succeed in placing your child in a loving home. 

Our agency will help you make an adoption plan, even during the holidays. This will help relieve some of your stress and cover everything you need during the adoption process. You have full control of your adoption plan, and no one will pressure you to make any decisions you do not want to make. We will not leave you in the middle of the process either. Adoption Choices of Florida will work with you closely and provide an adoption specialist to go over the different aspects of your adoption plan

How to Place a Child for Adoption in Florida

We work with all birth mothers, including pregnant teens and those dealing with an unplanned or unexpected pregnancy. Creating an adoption plan can help you feel in control of the situation, especially if you are currently feeling confused or panicked. 

Pursuing adoption through our agency makes it a private adoption, which comes with its own benefits. One of those benefits is that you are fully in control of the details of your adoption. One of the first things to consider is the level of openness you’d like to have with your child’s adoptive family. Here are the types of adoption to choose from:

  • Open adoption – the birth mother, child, and adoptive family stay in contact throughout pregnancy, birth, and post-placement. This can include physical visits, as well as sharing holidays together. 
  • Closed adoption – the birth mother, child, and adoptive family never meet or share personal information. 
  • Semi-open adoption – somewhere in between the two, with a minimal exchange of personal information. This may not include physical visits and can lean more towards things like video and phone calls. 

If you choose an open or semi-open adoption, our adoption specialists at Adoption Choices of Florida will help facilitate post-placement contact. This way, you can ensure continued communication between you and your child’s adoptive family. 

Choosing an Adoptive Family

When it comes to choosing an adoptive family, Adoption Choices of Florida has many loving pre-screened families for you to select from. It is completely up to you where your baby gets placed, and there are many factors you may want to consider when picking a family. Remember, you are giving this family the gift of your wonderful baby, so it’s only fair that you feel comfortable with your selection. Some factors that you can consider may be religion, ethnicity, location, or pets.

If you ever feel stressed or worried about money during the adoption process, don’t! Putting your child up for adoption is completely free, and it is important to not listen to anyone that says that it does. If you need financial assistance of any kind, our agency may be able to help you find additional resources. All you need to focus on is finding a loving, safe home for your child. 

You Can Handle the Holidays Post-Adoption and We can Help

Don’t let the fact that it’s the holidays intimidate you into thinking that now is a bad time to adopt out your baby. Adoption is always a possible option for you and your child, and looking into adoption just shows how much you care for their future. Here at Adoption Choices of Florida, we are fully committed to you and your adoption plan. We will work with you every step of the way to make sure that you feel supported and well-informed. Your mental health is important to us, so make sure to take a few deep breaths and rely on us to help you through this process.

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.