Written by Cynthia Knott
When facing an unplanned pregnancy, you have a lot of options to consider. You can parent the child, terminate the pregnancy or choose to place your baby for adoption. You may have ruled out termination, but it still may take a while to decide whether you want to parent your child or choose adoption. Although your pregnancy has a due date, the Florida adoption process can begin before, during, or after birth.
We are ready and willing to guide you through the adoption journey at any moment. Here is some information on how Adoption Choices of Florida can help you with a last minute adoption, and the steps you should take if you choose to place your child for adoption at the hospital.
At Adoption Choices of Florida, the best adoption agency in Florida, we are available 24/7. We will get someone from our staff to you at the hospital within hours to help you begin the adoption process. We are also available to help you if you are struggling with the decision.
Making the decision to have a last minute adoption may be hard, but you don’t have to do it alone. We’re here for you. The decision’s yours to make, but asking for help and advice will help ease the decision-making process.
The earlier you make the decision to place your baby for adoption, the more time you’ll have to prepare for it. But that doesn’t mean it’s too late to choose adoption when you’re at the hospital. The adoption process will be sped up a bit, but you will still be in full control.
You will have some time before our staff arrives at the hospital, which will allow you to determine what you want your adoption process to look like. You will get to decide on the amount of contact you want to have with your child and the adoptive parents post placement. Ultimately, this will guide you to choosing the type of adoption you want — open, semi-open and closed adoption. Each has a different level of openness and communication. Thinking about this, among other choices, will help prepare you to talk with our staff to make a unique adoption plan.
Whether you started your adoption process months ago or in the hospital, you can choose the adoptive parents. There are many things to consider when thinking about what you want your child’s life to look like. You can consider aspects, such as the careers, hobbies, level of education, number of children or pets the adoptive parents have. Finding the best adoptive family will be made easier if you have an idea of what you want in mind.
If you need help choosing your child’s adoptive parents, that’s okay as well. Your adoption caseworker will present you with adoptive parent profiles for you to review and choose from. Depending on the type of adoption you choose, you may be able to meet the adoptive parents you pick when they arrive at the hospital.
Childbirth is physically and emotionally exhausting. Along with all the emotions and feelings of adoption, you will need some time to heal. Understandably, you want what’s best for your baby, but also remember that your well-being is priority too.
Let your body heal, let your mind heal. Tell people what you need so they can help you recover. You don’t have to do this alone. Spend as much time with your baby as you need, and make sure you get your sense of closure.
Adoption Choices of Florida has free counseling services to help you process and heal. From now and in the future, counseling will be crucial to helping you through your adoption journey. You can contact us for counseling services at any moment. If you do not feel that you need post placement support counseling now, it’s available for you in the future.
You will be provided with an adoption counselor and adoption caseworker who will guide you through the adoption process and help you make an adoption plan. No matter when you choose with adoption, we will work diligently to advocate for all of your wishes.
It is never too late to choose adoption as a birth mother facing an unplanned pregnancy.
Adoption Choices of Florida will be available 24/7 to guide you through the adoption process. If you want to choose a last minute adoption, we can be at the hospital in time for you to make an adoption plan unique to your needs.
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
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