What Happens at the Hospital if I’m Giving my Baby up for Adoption in Florida?

July 28, 2022

By Adoption Choices of Florida

What Happens at the Hospital if I’m Giving my Baby up for Adoption in Florida?

By Alex Reza

Adoption is a life-changing decision that does not have a timeline. Therefore, it is essential that you never feel pressured for time if you are considering adoption in Florida. You may be uncertain about whether you want to place your baby for adoption during your pregnancy. But guess what? We have great news to share. It is possible to begin the adoption process at the hospital. Last-minute hospital adoptions are becoming more common, and just because you are deciding on giving up your baby for adoption in the hospital does not mean you will receive less support. Adoption Choices of Florida already has procedures established for this type of adoption. We want you to know that you are not “giving up” your baby but are providing a happier and more secure life for your child. 

Adoption Choices of Florida is a licensed, child-placing agency that serves women facing an unplanned pregnancy. If you are a birth mother who has decided to place their baby up for adoption in the hospital, please click on this link. An adoption professional will answer your questions and concerns: adoption agencies in Florida

Who should I contact to get the hospital adoption process started? 

You have decided that you are going to place your baby for adoption at the hospital, so who do you contact to get the adoption process started? Please contact Adoption Choices of Florida to begin the adoption process. We have a great deal of experience with last-minute adoptions, and we will provide you with the profiles of adoptive families that want to adopt your child.

Once you choose the family, they will be available to meet with you in the hospital so you can be confident that you have made the right choice. Our adoption professionals are very compassionate, and they have a deep understanding of how the hospital adoption process works. We can provide various services, including prenatal care, financial assistance, and expert legal advice. Regardless of the stage you are at throughout the adoption process. If you need a professional counselor to speak with, we can provide the necessary counseling support.

How does a hospital adoption work in Florida? 

A hospital adoption process is very similar to the regular process. However, you will have adoption options, and it is certainly possible to place your baby for adoption when it is being born or even after it has been born. According to Florida adoption, it is legal to give up your baby for adoption from the hospital. You will work alongside an adoption professional to create an adoption plan, and your adoption counselor will expertly and compassionately guide you through each step of the hospital adoption process.

There are different types of adoption, and you will have the ability to express to the adoption professional your desire for either an open, semi-open, or closed adoption. Some of the questions to consider for your hospital adoption plan are:

  • Do you want any family members with you when you give birth?
  •  Do you want to nurse or name your baby?
  • Who are you going to interact with during your hospital stay?
  • Would you like the adoptive parent(s) to be in the delivery room? 

Most importantly, you feel comfortable with your decision to adopt your baby. Know that you will be given 24-48 hours to sign your parental rights away, and you will be given support during this very important time. 

How will I select and meet the adoptive family at the hospital? 

Your adoption professional will provide detailed profiles of adoptive families after you’ve decided to place your baby for adoption. Your adoption counselor will carefully review each prospective adoptive family with you, and they will be available to meet with you at the hospital. After you have selected the adoptive family that is the perfect match for you and your baby, your adoption professional is going to have a productive conversation with you to discuss the interaction that you hope to have with the adoptive family upon their arrival at the hospital. That is certainly possible if you do not wish to speak to the adoptive family.

However, we recommend that you do speak with the adoptive family after they have arrived at the hospital to feel comfortable about who will be caring for your child. If the interactions between you and the adoptive parent(s) go well, then that will mean both you and the adoptive family are on the same page regarding your baby’s future. You can then officially allow the adoption to happen by signing the paperwork. We understand this can be stressful, but please understand that you are making a very selfless decision to provide a happy life for your child. 

Adoption Choices of Florida is here to help 

We would like you to understand that placing your baby for adoption in the hospital is possible. When it comes to the hospital adoption process, you have adoption options. 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