How will a hurricane or storm impact placing my baby for adoption in Florida?

October 3, 2022

By Adoption Choices of Florida

How will a hurricane or storm impact placing my baby for adoption in Florida?

In most cases, the hurricane Ian storm that hit Florida will not impact your adoption plan that is already in place. However, many people are left homeless, without electricity, fresh water, food, and businesses are closed indefinitely around you. As a pregnant woman, you need help and support now! If you are an expectant woman and you are considering putting your baby up for adoption, but the storm hit, and now you don’t know what to do, this information is for you.

Adoption Choices of Florida is a private, licensed adoption agency supporting birth parents and adoptive parents through adoption. We offer a wide range of adoption services, are not religiously affiliated, and work with the LGBTQ+ community. At Adoption Choices of Florida, we do not discriminate based on age, color, religion, nor disability. We work with birth parents who are in troubled circumstances. This can range from working through addiction, being homeless, or struggling with mental health issues. We also work with pregnant teens and young college women who are not ready to parent.

Many of our birth mothers/parents are in their 30s or 40s, already have children, are facing an unplanned pregnancy, and can’t afford or don’t want another child. And that’s okay! Choosing adoption is a loving choice and can be a rewarding experience.

The storm has left me homeless, with no food, and little resources

The hurricane has left many Floridians flooded, homeless, and without basic needs. When creating an adoption plan with Adoption Choices of Florida, we can arrange a clean, safe, and comfortable place to stay during and after your pregnancy. Please note that we are not a homeless shelter nor a woman’s shelter – we only house pregnant women choosing adoption with our agency.

We can also provide financial assistance for pregnancy-related expenses. You will not get paid for choosing adoption. If someone offers you money for your baby, this is human trafficking and illegal. Our licensed adoption agency offers support and stability.

When you begin the process of placing your unborn child up for adoption, our adoption counselor will meet with you to create a budget. During this meeting, we will discuss your financial needs, current expenses, and what you need to carry out a successful pregnancy. Given the current situation from the storm, our goal is to take the burden of financial stress off your shoulders.

My doctor’s office is closed because of the storm

Many businesses are closed indefinitely after hurricane Ian. Understandably you might be concerned about prenatal care, your next checkup, or where you will deliver your baby. Several hospitals in Florida have been reported on lockdown and/or evacuated. Most can still operate and safely care for their patients. We can help you find a doctor, seek prenatal care, and a hospital to deliver.

That said, prenatal care isn’t mandatory to choose adoption. If you have not been to the doctor throughout your pregnancy, you can still choose adoption with Adoption Choices of Florida. We will require a positive pregnancy test to get started. From there, we will ensure you get the medical attention you deserve at no cost to you. We will also ensure you have a birth plan with a hospital where you will deliver.

Florida Adoption Agencies

Don’t let the storm hinder your plans to choose adoption. Work with Florida adoption agencies you can trust, who will advocate for you, and who have the resources available to support you during this difficult time.

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.