An unplanned pregnancy can be terrifying, especially if you aren’t ready to be a parent. When this happens, as an expectant mother, you have three options. You can terminate your pregnancy, try to parent your child, or place your child for adoption. You might say, “I’m not prepared to be a parent,” or “I don’t believe in abortion,” and that’s okay! Adoption is an excellent choice for many pregnant women who don’t feel they can raise their child because there are so many different kinds of adoption that you can cater your adoption plan to your specific wants and needs.
But we’ll talk all about this in a moment.
First, let us introduce ourselves.
Adoption Choices of Florida maintains adoption agencies all across the state. We pride ourselves on our conscientious approach and caring relationships with birth mothers. We offer private adoption services, which means that all of our birth mothers place their children for adoption voluntarily and that all of the choices made throughout the adoption process are their own. If you are pregnant and considering adoption in Florida, check out our adoption agencies in Jacksonville or near you.
Now, let’s talk about adoption.
Choosing to place your child for adoption can be a journey in and of itself. Sometimes it can be hard to decide whether or not you want to try to parent your child, and many women and couples take their babies home with them before they realize that things won’t work out. And that’s okay! You don’t have to choose adoption as soon as you hear you’re pregnant! You can still make that choice a couple of years after your baby is born, and you realize that you don’t have the means to care for your baby as much as you would like to. Another reason you might choose to place your child for adoption is that you might not want to terminate your pregnancy. This choice is okay! Adoption is an excellent choice for women who don’t believe in terminating their pregnancy.
Once you decide that adoption is for you, or even if you’re still mulling it over, your next step is to contact us at Adoption Choices of Florida. Then, we will help you create your adoption plan, which will help us comprehend what type of adoption you want and how you want your adoption to look. We understand that you won’t walk in the door an expert on the adoption process, but that’s why we’re here! We’ll teach you all you need to know so you can make the best possible choices for you and your baby. But, to give you a brief explanation of one of the choices you’ll have to make: there are three types of adoption. There’s open adoption, closed adoption, and semi-open adoption. These pertain to the different levels of communication you can choose to have with the family who adopts your child. Closed adoptions have no contact. Semi-open adoptions only allow contact through your Florida adoption agency. Open adoptions allow direct communication and let you choose the family who adopts your child.
After you create your adoption plan, your day of delivery will arrive. You will have spoken to us about your needs and how you would like this day to go. Then, 48 hours after you give birth to your baby, you will decide whether or not you would like to sign the adoption papers. The adoption process is not complete until this final step occurs. After the adoption ends, you might feel some grief or sorrow as a result. But don’t worry, Adoption Choices of Florida is here to support you and connect you and your partner with our counseling and support groups to help you work through this difficult time with people who have been through a similar experience.
Yes, choosing adoption can be difficult. The process can be stressful. But remember, by choosing adoption, you give your child a fresh start, opportunities they may not have had otherwise, and place them in a home with a family who is ready to raise and love them. Adoption is a beautiful and noble process. You are doing a kind and selfless thing by choosing it.
Remember, 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
Page content prepared by Syd Sukalski