Ask any mom just how difficult motherhood is. Regardless of how much mothers love their children, they often have reservations about having children in some way or another. Raising able children can be so difficult at times. But what about a disabled baby?
Choosing to raise disabled children is not meant for everyone and that’s okay! In fact, choosing adoption as an option might be better for you and your baby. With Adoption Choices of Florida placing your disabled baby for adoption is a great way to find your baby’s forever family.
Before we dive deeper into the options available to you, it’s important to make note of the terminology being used.
While terms such as “giving baby up” and “disabled” may hold negative connotations, both terms are still widely used within adoption and special needs language. Using these terms simply allows us to reach a larger amount of people in our intention to help as many people as possible.
With that being said, if you feel that raising a disabled baby is not meant for you and choose adoption as an option, Adoption Choices of Florida can efficiently assist you with that.
The adoption process for placing your child up for adoption would be the same as it would be for all other babies being put up for adoption. Adoption Choices of Florida will not discriminate based on abilities.
In fact, Adoption Choices of Florida will work with you to create an adoption plan that will place your child with a loving family. A forever family that will accept your baby as they are own and warmly welcome your baby into their family.
The adoption process with Adoption Choices of Florida consists of six essential steps you should take.
1: Contact Adoption Choices of Florida
You should consider which one of our agencies you will seek guidance from. There are four locations for your convenience.
2: Make an Adoption Plan
You will speak one-on-one with one of our adoption specialists to create a specified adoption plan that meets all of your needs and requirements. You will also decide the type of adoption you prefer.
There are three options that describe how involved you’d like to be with your child and their adoptive family. An open adoption allows the most involvement between you, your baby, and the adoptive family. A semi-open adoption allows limited involvement in your baby’s life. A closed adoption would have no involvement between you, your child, and the adoptive family.
3: Review Adoptive Families
You will meet with one of our licensed adoption specialists to choose your baby’s forever family. During this step, you will get to look through our adoptive parent profile books. These books are filled with pictures, bios, and helpful information about prospective families.
4: Pregnancy and Communication
As you continue with your pregnancy you simply have to keep in contact with your adoption specialist. If you chose an open adoption as an option, then you will also be in contact with your baby’s adoptive family.
5: Give Birth & Place Your Child for Adoption
Adoption Choices of Florida will be with you even if it means being in the hospital advocating for your birth plan. Once you have given birth you’ll have about 48 hours to sign relinquishment papers, which terminate your parental rights. This would allow your baby to leave the hospital with the adoptive family.
6: Post Placement Support
The support we provide does not end after you give your baby up for adoption. Our professional and compassionate counselors are aware of the challenges you might be facing as a cause of your adoption journey. That’s why we pride ourselves on providing counseling to our birth mothers!
Adoption Choices of Florida will be here for you every step of the way. When going through the adoption process it’s important to remember there is no right or wrong option! It all essentially depends on what you are most comfortable with. Adoption Choices of Florida will never try to coerce, convince, or pressure you to make a certain decision for the adoption of your baby.
We understand the difficulties and challenges you might be facing when deciding to place your disabled baby up for adoption. Adoption Choices of Florida recognizes all such emotions. This is not an easy decision. But we can assuredly say that it is a selfless decision. You are putting the needs of your baby before you by recognizing you might not be able to raise your baby the way it deserves. That’s why you are looking for a family that will be able to provide that upbringing that your baby deserves.
Allow us to assist you in your adoption process. Search for our adoption agencies near you and contact us today so we can begin this journey with you.
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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