Last-Minute Adoption: It’s Late in the Pregnancy, I Don’t Know What to Do

June 6, 2022

By Adoption Choices of Florida

Last-Minute Adoption: It’s Late in the Pregnancy, I Don’t Know What to Do

By David Seamonson

Nobody knows the right answer when facing the concept of adoption, but there is nothing to worry about. If things that you planned are no longer working out for you, then there is no limitation on what you can choose to place your baby for adoption. You should never feel like adoption is not an option for your child. You will not be judged for your actions if you do not feel ready to become a parent.

We know that this is a very difficult time for you, especially if it is an unplanned pregnancy. Just know that we are here for you and that the goal of adoption agencies is to be available for you. The choice to adopt out your baby is available during or even after the end of the pregnancy. If you do not believe that you can take care of a child, you should contact an adoption agency, and they will help you create an adoption plan.

There is a multi-step adoption process that will begin as soon as you put your baby up for adoption. First, you will need to contact an adoption agency, create an adoption plan, and choose an adopting family. An adoption agency will help you through each step of the process and make it as easy on you as possible. 

The Florida Adoption Process

To start the process, know that this situation happens frequently, and we are here to help you through this process. When you have determined that you want to give up your baby for adoption, you should search for adoption agencies in Florida. These agencies contain experts handling adoptions in early terms, late terms, or even after the baby is born. The adoption agency will then help you create an adoption plan to start conversations with a family looking for adoption.

Different Types of Adoption

You will also need to answer the question, “how much contact do I want to have in this process?” This is an important question because Florida has three types of adoption

  • Closed adoption: Where there is no communication between the birth parent and the adoptive parents.
  • Semi-closed adoption: There is little communication between both parties, usually this is mediated by one of our adoption specialists. As a birth parent, you will also be able to receive updates about your child.
  • Open adoption: Both parties are able to communicate with each, receive updates, emails and even visitations.

You will then be able to choose the family for adoption if you wish. There is no rush in this process since you can make these decisions at any time during or after the pregnancy. Know that many people are willing to make a change in the child’s life and that even adoption as a single parent is available. We are here to help you in this process to make it as stress-free and easy on you as possible.

At the end of the process, you will be able to discuss financial accommodations towards expenses that occurred throughout your pregnancy if eligible. We want to help you maintain your life and return to living the life you wanted to live. This decision is not easy, and we want you to know that we are here for you, to help you, and make you know you are not alone.

Last-Minute Adoptions and How Adoption Choices of Florida can Help

The adoption process is open at any time for you to make the decision to Give up your baby for adoption since you never know if you are ready for the path ahead. It is always open. Life is complicated, and a decision like this is very difficult, and you are not alone. If you are looking to place a baby up for adoption late in the pregnancy we are here to help!

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.