Closed Adoption in Florida
If you’re considering giving your baby up for adoption, you may find yourself wondering, “is it bad that I’d prefer to have a closed adoption in Florida?” This is actually one of the more common questions that we’re asked by expectant mothers. It’s understandable. Adoption can be scary and everyone has a different preference when it comes to how involved they’d like to be in their child’s life, post-placement.
The Choice Is Yours To Make
If you make an adoption plan with The Law Offices of Berkowitz & White PLLC, you have the ability to have an open, semi-open or closed adoption in Florida. This choice is 100% up to you. No one can make this decision for you, since only you know what is best for both you and your baby.
What Would a Closed Adoption in Florida Look Like?
Closed adoption is an arrangement in which no contact would take place between you and the adoptive family. The two parties typically don’t exchange any information. However, you might need to share some basic, non-identifying information about you and your family. This exchange of information takes place before you sign the consent for adoption. It allows the adoptive family to learn more about the child and his/her background. For instance, adoptive parents need to know if the child has been exposed to drugs or alcohol. They may also want to know if the child is predisposed to any sort of disease, such as autism, cancer, or even type two diabetes.
It’s also important to know that all court records are sealed in a closed adoption. No one will be able to access those records. This is to protect YOUR right to privacy. However, if you would like for your child to be able to find you after the age of 18, there is the Florida Adoption Reunion Registry. You may also elect to have our law firm can provide specific information to the adoptee after their 18th birthday.
Making the Right Choice
If you’re considering adoption then you’ll need to decide if you’d like an open or closed adoption in Florida. This is not a decision we can make for you, and there are certainly pros and cons to each type of arrangement. Only you know which path is the right one to take.
Do your research well ahead of time, talk to a counselor, and feel free to talk to us if you’d like to learn more about open or closed adoption in Florida. The Law Offices of Berkowitz & White PLLC are here 24/7 to provide you with the resources, support, and counsel you need to get through this difficult time.
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