Placing a Baby for Adoption at 16 Weeks Pregnant: Early Pregnancy Adoption in Florida

September 10, 2021

By Adoption Choices of Florida

Placing a Baby for Adoption at 16 Weeks Pregnant: Early Pregnancy Adoption in Florida

A birth mother finding out she is pregnant with an unplanned pregnancy can be a delicate and emotional moment. She has tons of thoughts that can go through her mind pertaining to different questions she wants answers to. 

Those possibly being: 

  • What will I tell the birth father?
  • Will the birth father of my child want anything to do with either of us if I keep the baby? 
  • How can I afford this baby when I am struggling to make ends meet? 
  • How could I not have used more precautions to prevent this pregnancy? 
  • Who and where can I go for support? 
  • What can I do if I don’t want to keep this baby but don’t want to abort him/her as well? 

Adoption Choices of Florida wants birth mothers to know that they are not alone, there are many resources in communities to provide support. Instead of stressing over such a notion, birth mothers are to focus on their next step with an unplanned pregnancy. That would be choosing to raise the child, terminate the pregnancy, or put the unborn child up for adoption. 

At Adoption Choices of Florida, we are willing to support birth mothers and help them develop an adoption plan or more during their pregnancy. We are not here to force any mother to put her baby up for adoption but educate and provide services. The mother can be eight weeks or 31 weeks and decides to put their baby up for FL adoption. Adoption Choices of Florida is still in support of the process and shall help with financial aspects, potential adoptive families, or more. 

How can I overcome the thought that “I am giving” by putting my baby up for adoption? 

Private adoption services can be a delightful experience for birth mothers who are seeing the process as a new opportunity for their unborn child. In cases when birth mothers have been dealt with hardships their whole lifetime and would like their child to grow up with the luxuries they know someone else can give them. Scenarios that are similar to this enacts a positive stance on adoption from birth mothers though this is not always the case.  

Adoption can also be a process that is difficult for birth mothers that have a negative notion set within themselves that they are “giving up on their baby.” This is a normal thought that plagues certain birth mothers after putting her baby up for adoption. A birth mother has guilt putting her child up for adoption in comparison to a birth mother having guilt. 

With such a mental state, birth mothers should seek therapy or bond with other birth mothers, and that is where Adoption Choices of Florida comes in. We can provide counseling in the method of support groups or more that specialize in the mental pressure a birth mother deals with after putting her baby up for adoption in Florida before and after. 

To be clear, Adoption Choices of Florida would like to express that a birth mother that puts her child up for adoption is not giving up on her child. She is seeking for her child to have advantages and luxuries that she knows she can not afford or provide. If anything, Adoption Choices of Florida sees these actions as selfless. 

Since I am putting my baby up for adoption early, can I develop a relationship with the adoptive parents to make sure they are suitable? 

A birth mother that is putting her child up for adoption knowing the different types of adoption is major. Adoption Choices of Florida makes sure birth mothers seeking adoption know the three different types of adoption: open adoption, semi-adoption, or closed adoption. 

If a birth mother would like to develop a relationship with the birth parents prior to birth, she can choose two out of the three options. 

Semi-adoption is a form of adoption when the birth mother giving her unborn child up for adoption can choose the adoptive family for her baby. However, the adoptive parent’s address and last name are not provided to the birth mother. After choosing the adoptive family, the birth mother is allowed to develop a relationship with the parents. During such a time, a bond can grow that can help the birth mother feel more comfortable with her decision. After the child is born, the contract shall be terminated, and the adoptive family can assure it. 

Open Adoption is the last form of adoption that can be used in this scenario. It is a form of adoption when the birth mother is able to choose the adoptive family and, after doing so, develops a relationship with the family during the pregnancy. Even after the child is born, communication is still intact in different forms such as pictures, calls, texts, or more. 

If developing a relationship with the adoptive parents is vital to the birth mother, Adoption Choices of Florida can assist and develop the communication between the pairs. 

What are the benefits of an early adoption plan? 

A birth mother is allowed to put her child up for adoption at any time before or after she is pregnant. 

There are benefits to a birth mother putting her unborn child up for adoption early on in the pregnancy. 

In Florida, the Florida adoption process is estimated to be eight months, and putting your baby up for adoption early in the pregnancy can ensure that the adopted families have custody of the child after he/she is born. Also, if a birth mother chooses semi-open or open adoption, she has a considerable amount of time to get to know the adoptive families. 

Adoption Choices of Florida is not encouraging birth mothers to put their child up for adoption early due to it being a thorough process where birthmothers time. We encourage birth mothers to always make their own decisions. 

If you have any questions pertaining to adoption in Florida or in general, please contact us here. We are an adoption agency in Florida that provides finance, support, counseling, and more. 

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