By Jaclyn Prasa
You may be overwhelmed and scared right now, considering what to do with your unexpected or unwanted pregnancy. It’s OK. Luckily, there are many adoption options for you if you are not able to care for your baby. Whether your current circumstance involves being young, having financial instability, or maybe desiring a future that would not allow you to give your baby proper care, your situation is unique and valid. Now, you first must make that daunting decision on what is best for you and your baby. The process of giving up your baby for adoption is not hard, but the emotional process can be tolling. Therefore, it is essential that you know all of your options so you can make the best decision for yourself and for your baby.
The adoption process is easier than you think. You have complete control of the entire process from start to finish. At Adoption Choices of Florida, we are here to help you during the hard parts. We provide resources to assist you in every possible way. There are counselors to help you at no cost. We desire to make this process as simple for you as possible. Additionally, with 24/7 support, you will never be alone. We will be with you every step of the way.
After making that initial hard first step of choosing to give your baby up for adoption, the rest becomes easier once you contact us. Call, text, or email one of our adoption agencies in Florida. We have experience working with birth mothers from all over the state with differing backgrounds and conditions, so we are ready to assist you with any challenges. You will be connected directly to one of our adoption specialists. From there, they will listen and get to know you better to help you choose the best adoption plan.
Based on your needs, we provide adoption resources to better assist you in your pregnancy. Depending on your situation, we offer financial assistance, medical care, safe places to stay, and supportive counseling. Pregnancy is stressful enough, and putting your baby up for adoption may be even more upsetting. We will help to ensure that you do not have the added stress of financial struggles such as rent or groceries. In terms of medical care, our team will ensure that you are in contact with a healthcare professional to discuss any questions you have about prenatal checkups or birthing plans. We want you to feel confident and supported.
The next part of the plan is more detailed. You will decide upon the level of openness of the adoption. In Florida, there are three kinds: open, semi-open, or closed adoption. This is completely your choice. Consider what would work best for you, whether you would like to keep some contact or you would prefer complete closure. If you are having a difficult time with this decision, it may be beneficial for a closed adoption, so you aren’t weighed down by uncertainty. Next, you will choose your baby’s adoptive family. You will select from a list of potential families who want to love and raise your baby.
As this process can seem intimidating, you will constantly be assisted by your adoption specialist. So any questions or worries you have along the way, be sure to discuss them with your specialist. You have many choices to make, and while that can be frightening, you are in complete control. Adoption Choices of Florida is here to help you.
While the adoption process is pretty straightforward, the hardest part about it will be the emotional aspect of it. You may feel anger, guilt, shame, or sadness. You may feel all of the above. That is completely normal. It is hard, but remember that by giving your baby up for adoption, you are giving them a chance to be completely taken care of and adored by your chosen adoptive family. As it is not in your means to physically raise your baby, you are caring for them by choosing an adoptive loving home. In the end, you are choosing what is best for both of you.
While it may be the hardest decision you may ever have to make, we provide supportive counselors throughout the adoptive process. Or if you decide post-adoption that you would like to seek assistance, we will still be here for you. It is never too late to come to us at Adoption Choices of Florida for any concerns. It is important to us that you feel cared for and supported during this hard but loving choice.
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
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