If you have found yourself pregnant and you did not plan it, adoption in Florida is a great choice to consider. Some worry that if they place their child up for adoption in Tampa, they will never see their baby again, but that is not the case. Depending on the adoption agreement you choose, you may still have a wonderful life of your own while also maintaining a relationship with your child in the future when they are older.
If you wish to have a relationship with your child after their Miami adoption finalizes, we recommend an open or semi-open adoption agreement. If you wish to have no relationship and no future contact with your child after the adoption is finalized, you can choose a closed adoption agreement. Choosing an open adoption can possibly create a relationship between you, your child, and your child’s adoptive family that lasts the rest of your lives.
Choosing an open adoption agreement can include visitations, phone calls, letters, facetime calls, and emailed updates. Some birth mothers become part of their children’s adoptive family as an aunt or family friend, while others merely keep in touch but otherwise go about their lives however they wish. There is nothing wrong with choosing your adoption agreement according to your lifestyle. Newborn adoption agreements are meant to benefit both you and your child, as well as their family. An open adoption plan can be beneficial to all parties involved.
The type of adoption plan you choose can help you to choose your child’s adoptive family. Some families have already made up their minds about the type of adoption agreement they wish to have. This is good to know about prospective adoptive families, as well as yourself. You do not want to get attached to a prospective adoptive family and then find you both want different things in terms of adoption plans or future contact or ideals to instill in your child. That can be very frustrating and disappointing, which is why you should inform your adoption caseworker of what you would prefer.
You should know that you are not a co-parent as a birth parent. If you choose an open adoption plan, you will be part of the child’s life, but not someone helping raise them. It is also wise to be aware of your decided upon agreement and make sure to fulfill it as agreed upon. Choosing a certain private adoption plan and not following through with it can be harmful if you have planned visitations that you ignore later. It can be upsetting, but you should also know that choosing adoption in Florida means you cannot step on the toes of your child’s adoptive family. If they lay down certain rules for the child to follow, you cannot try to go over their heads because you are not the parent raising the child. The child’s adoptive parents set the rules the child needs to follow, and you cannot intervene. If you have any more questions about your role as a birth parent, your caseworker is more than happy to address them.
As a birth parent, you may be struggling, regardless of the type of adoption agreement you choose. If this is the case, you should know your chosen Florida adoption agency offers many services to help. If you choose Adoption Choices of Florida, we have some great counseling resources, both on-site and off-site, to choose from. We also offer financial assistance, housing, transportation, legal and medical aid. These are all free services for you to access, so long as you are a birth mother in our care. You will always be part of our Adoption Choices family, no matter how much time has passed, so know that no matter what, we will be here to help take care of you and your child. We only wish to be of help to you both.
Many believe birth mothers are teen mothers with unplanned pregnancies, but that is not always the case. We have many different birth mother clients, including women who already have children they are raising and cannot raise another child. We also help older women, going through menopause, and did not expect to raise a child when they got pregnant unexpectedly. In addition, we help women recovering addicts, women who are incarcerated, women who are from violent domestic relationships, and even women who are students in college or high school. Adoption Choices of Florida has helped thousands of birth mothers, children, and adoptive families. We cannot wait to help a thousand more, so google Adoption Choices now and get in touch with us today to become part of the Adoption Choices family.
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
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