Questions You May Have, As A Birth Mother, For Your FL Adoption Agency

September 29, 2021

By Adoption Choices of Florida

Questions You May Have, As A Birth Mother, For Your FL Adoption Agency

If you are considering placing your baby up for an FL adoption, you may have a lot of questions. Finding the right  FL adoption agency can be challenging. Choose someone who will always be there for you and aligns with your values. Adoption Choices of Florida is a great choice, which does not discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation, gender, age, marital status, religion, race, or ethnicity. We will help you find the best family for your baby.

Will I see My Baby After the Adoption?

You can definitely see your baby post-adoption, so long as it is in line with your adoption agreement with the adoptive family. An adoption agreement with your baby’s adoptive family allows you to communicate with and possibly visit your baby in the future. Some birth mothers become very close to their child’s adoptive family. The amount of communication you wish to have with your child, post-adoption, affects the type of adoption agreement between you and the adoptive family.

If you want no communication or visitation, choose a closed adoption. If you want letters, as opposed to visits, or updates every so often, rather than all the time, a semi-open adoption is a good choice. If you want letters, updates, visitation, and to be a part of their life, open adoption is the best choice. If you want your baby around to be raised as a cousin, sibling, or another family member, you may consider a familial adoption. Not all birth mothers are comfortable with this. A family member can raise your child if you choose a familial adoption. Depending on what you and your child’s adoptive parents tell your baby about who you are, you may only be a family member to them rather than their mother.

Just know that regardless of whichever newborn adoption agreement you choose, you will not be their mom. Their adoptive mother will be the person raising them. If you make sure your adoption agreement includes your child knowing who you are and that you are their birth mother, they will still know and love you. Just know that you will be their birth mother, not their mommy.

Can I Change My Mind About Putting My Baby Up for FL Adoption?

Yes, you have 72 hours after birth to change your mind if you place your child up for adoption directly upon birth. Remember to consult with your caseworker and legal aid about your rights in this matter.

Do I Need the Birth Father’s Consent to Place My Baby Up for Adoption?

If you choose to put your baby up for adoption, you do need your baby’s birth father’s consent for the adoption. There is always the possibility he may wish to raise the baby, or someone in his family may wish to adopt your baby through a familial adoption. Your consent to a familial adoption would also be needed, just as his consent is needed to place your baby up for adoption.

If I Place My Baby Up for adoption, Can I Choose Their Adoptive Family?

Of course, you can choose the family your baby will be raised by. Your caseworker will bring you a number of profiles based on your preferences of what kind of people you wish your child to be raised by. You will be able to look through these profiles and then meet with any families of your choice before you make your decision. You may otherwise find online ads from parents looking for birth mothers looking to give up their child for adoption. These ads can be on social media and adoption blogs and websites.

Regardless of who you choose, all families undergo extensive interviews, background checks, and home studies to ensure every family is capable of raising your baby in the best possible way. All these families have a lot of love to give and are ready to raise a beautiful baby like yours.

Does Giving My Baby Up for Adoption Make Me a Bad Person?

No, of course not. Putting your baby up for adoption is not “giving up.” You love your baby and are doing what is best for both of you. What you are doing takes a lot of strength and character that not many can.

Do My Parents Need to Know I Am Pregnant And Putting My Baby Up for Adoption?

Your parents do not need to know you are pregnant or that you are placing your baby up for adoption in Florida. They have no legal right to your medical records concerning your unplanned pregnancy and your baby’s health.

How Old Do I Have to be to Place My Baby Up for Adoption With a FL Adoption Agency?

You do not need to be at any specific age to put your baby up for adoption. You can be a minor over 18, 40 years old, your age does not keep you from putting your baby up for adoption.

If I Put My Baby Up for FL Adoption, Will Counseling be Provided During and Post-Adoption?

Yes, your Florida adoption agency counselor can help to set you up with a counselor through New Perspectives Therapeutic Services. They are ready to help you through any grief, postpartum depression, stress, anxiety, etc., that you may need help with.

Adoption Choices of Florida has a great relationship with New Perspectives Therapeutic Services and understands the importance of counseling. We know this is a difficult time for you, and we want to help you through it. Adoption Choices of Florida is always available and ready to be at your side.

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 


Meet the author: Carly is a recent graduate of Connecticut College with a dual degree in Psychology and Italian Studies. Graduating Cum Laude with honors in both Psychology and Italian departments, Carly has a background in gender-related research through the Connecticut College Psychology Department and Honors Theses Program. When not trying to figure out life or working, Carly is reading historical fiction novels or playing with her black cat, Isabelle.