Putting my baby up for adoption as a rape victim 

October 31, 2022

By Adoption Choices of Florida

Putting my baby up for adoption as a rape victim 

By Manuel Serritos

Rape is a horrible crime that happens all too often. Approximately every 68 seconds, someone is sexually assaulted. This crime completely strips a person of all control they have. It creates a lingering feeling that does not go away even after the assault has passed. Your consent has been taken away and can leave you feeling powerless. No one deserves to experience such a horrible crime and the lasting effects it brings. If you have found yourself pregnant after going through a sexual assault, know you are not alone.

You have those ready to support you. You have power even if you feel like it is not right now. Adoption Choices of Florida is one adoption agency ready to give you your power back. 

Reasons to choose adoption 

Raising a child that is a product of a sexual assault is not an easy task. Every time you see the child, you may remind of the trauma you faced. This is a feeling that may never go away, as the trauma from such an event can stay lingering. Becoming a parent is not an easy decision to be made as well. Realizing you are not ready to be a parent is a decision that can come from a place of love. Giving up your baby for adoption can help both you and the unborn child. 

Of the different adoption agencies in Florida, Adoption Choices of Florida provides you with the best support possible. Regardless of the circumstance surrounding your pregnancy, we will be there to help make your pregnancy as easy as possible. Your time with us is 100% secure and confidential. Choosing to adopt out your baby is not an easy decision, but we will be there to support your decision. Private adoption in Florida can help give you back the strength you had taken away. 

Our support, your choice of adoption

After going through a traumatic sexual assault, taking time to heal is a necessary process. The support we provide you is varied and will help facilitate this healing. One of the main forms of support you may need from us is counseling. Surviving a sexual assault is a trauma that does not go away quickly. But to help guide you through this time, our trained and empathic counselors are there to talk about your concerns. They understand what you are going through and are there to help you navigate any feelings that may arise. Our counseling offers opportunities to support any decision you make about placing your baby for adoption

Another form of support adoption centers in Florida can provide you is financial support. Pregnancy is a time that can bring many expenses with it. Being pregnant can make it difficult to work to pay for essentials such as food, rent, transportation, and groceries. If support is needed, we will make sure your bills are covered throughout your pregnancy. In addition to this, we will also cover any medical bills and assure you have a safe place to live. The quality of your living situation is essential in ensuring both your pregnancy and adoption go smoothly. Although we provide you with this support, you can choose what you are comfortable accepting. Your choices are at the heart of the support we provide. 

Creating an adoption plan 

When you are creating an adoption plan, your choices have priority and can empower you. You will get to decide the type of adoption that works best for you. Due to the traumatic nature of the pregnancy, you can create distance with different types of adoption. Semi-open and closed adoptions can help provide this distance. With these forms of adoption, you will know little or nothing about your child’s adopted family. Choosing this route will allow you to create a separation from the baby and the traumatic situation you experienced. Another type of adoption we offer is open adoption. With open adoptions, you will receive scheduled updates about your child and even get to choose their adopted family. This option directly lets you control what happens to your child and the type of contact you have. Regardless of your chosen plan, your choices during the Florida adoption process are yours and yours alone. 

You have a selection of adoption options when you are facing an unplanned pregnancy as a result of sexual assault. Although it is a difficult time, adoption can help give you some control back. Adoption can give you your agency back and provide your child with a loving home. 

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