How to Begin Your Florida Adoption Plan

February 21, 2022

By Adoption Choices of Florida

How to Begin Your Florida Adoption Plan

You are deciding on following through with the adoption process with Adoption Choices of Florida. You may be curious to know the steps in the adoption process and how to create an adoption plan for your child. At Adoption Choices of Florida, we can provide you with the necessities and information to get started on your Florida adoption plan and the entire process. This includes the steps and services that we offer. Read on to find out more.

What is a Florida Adoption Plan?

To begin your adoption process, the first step is the adoption pan. An adoption plan is when you describe what you want for your child. When putting a child up for adoption, you may want certain values, morals, and certain preferences to be met by the adoptive family. Some examples include

  • Adoption type: there are three basic adoption types that you can choose from that will be your way of keeping tabs on your child or just knowing they are in good hands.
  • Religion: You may feel strongly about a religion you grew up in. If you want someone affiliated with the same religion as you or no religion at all, it’s up to you.
  • Communication with adoptive parents: You can set up the contact and communication boundaries that you want to establish between the adoptive family once the process is complete. Based on the adoption type you choose, you can know what’s best for you.
  • Racial background and ethnicity: You might be interested in a family that shares a similar background as you or someone with a completely different racial or ethnic background. Keep in mind that this preference doesn’t change the fact that each adoptive family has good intentions of wanting a child of their own to love and care for.
  • Similar upbringing values: You want someone who understands the way you want your child to be raised. There may be a few important qualities or preferences to their upbringing that you strongly agree with. This is also something to consider when you want your child raised in a certain way. 

What Types of Adoptions Can a FL Birth Mother Choose?

There are three types of adoption you can choose from when beginning your Florida adoption plan. Keep in mind that whichever adoptive family you choose must agree and comply with the adoption type you choose. It’s your process, and you have control of all the decisions. 

  1. Open Adoption:  When you are deciding on this adoption type, you are open to having a personal relationship and or lots of consistent communication with your chosen adoptive family. Forms of contact can be created by our adoption agency and mediated as well if you choose. Forms of communication are phone and video calls, letters and photographs, in-person visits, and personal emailing between each other. You decide which kinds of contact are best for you. With open adoption, it means you want to have consistent involvement in your child’s life and be a part of that in the future.
  1. Closed Adoption: This adoption type is if you feel comfortable not being a part of your child’s life. We understand that not everyone feels it’s best to establish a close relationship. No personal communication or information of any kind will be exchanged. Your adoption specialist provides only the basic profile information. 
  1. Semi-Open Adoption: With this adoption type, you may not want a personal relationship with the adoptive family. However, you are open to some daily updates on your child’s upbringing and well-being. You may not want to have a super personal relationship with your child or really be acknowledged in their life. Some forms of communication you may be open to are professional emails, letters, and photographs of your child’s growth. 

What Birth Mother Services Makes the Florida Adoption Process Offer?

  • Medical Appointments: You may not have medical insurance or a primary doctor. We can provide a list of capable doctors to take care of you during your pregnancy. You can choose which one is the perfect fit and begin daily checkups right away. We want to make sure you and your child are healthy during this adoption process. 
  • Housing: You may have a specific living situation. You may not feel safe where you are living now, may not have enough space, are in-between homes, or don’t have a home at all. It doesn’t matter which circumstance you are in. At Adoption Choices of Florida, we have accommodations you can choose from to check your eligibility. We will provide a safe environment for you to take care of yourself and focus on the adoption process at hand. 
  • Financial Assistance: If you are having financial issues right now, we can help with some financial assistance. We know this unplanned pregnancy wasn’t factored into your expenses. The adoptive family can also help provide assistance as well as our agency. We want you to feel financially stable as you navigate your finances. We have opportunities for grants and loans that you may need. Don’t hesitate to choose from our list of financial aid options. We can help pay for phone bills, transportation, groceries, medical services, rent, and other expenses.
  • Job Placement: Part of assisting you financially is helping you find possible entry-level or associate work. If you don’t have any work experience, that’s alright. We can help you plan out a resume and get available options near you step by step. If you do have previous work experience and need a new job, just hand us your resume, and we can help with research. 
  • Free Counseling Sessions: We understand that your emotions are all over the place. You have been focusing on creating the adoption plan and going through the adoption process. You may not have been focusing on your mental health and physical well-being. We offer one on one sessions or group therapy at our agency. We want you to know that there is no timeline to your counseling, do it as long as you want. 
  • Birth Plan: Creating a birth plan you discuss with your doctor. Some of the questions to consider are who you want in the delivery room, whether or not you want pain relief medicine or if a c section or natural birth is right for you. Your adoption specialist will be your voice when enforcing your decisions to the doctor. 

At Adoption Choices of Florida, we understand that creating an adoption plan can be overwhelming and difficult. But thanks to our wonderful team and adoption specialists, we can make things simple and easy to understand step by step. There is no pressure. We go by your pace and make sure all your decisions are met. For more information, go to our Adoption Choices of Florida website.

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