If you’re experiencing an unplanned pregnancy in Florida, it’s important that you know that you have options, including adoption.
Placing your baby for adoption is not giving up. It’s a brave and courageous decision, made with yourchild’s best interest in mind.
When you choose to make an adoption plan with The Law Office of Berkowitz & White PLLC, we willpersonally guide you through the adoption process. Deciding and choosing the right and perfect familyfor your child is completely up to you. But we can help you find the right one, and determine how muchcontact you’d like to have with them after placement. While many women choose to have an open orsemi-open adoption, you are also able to choose closed adoption, if that’s your preference. The LawOffice of Berkowitz & White PLLC will also help you obtain the birth mother support you need duringand up to six weeks after your pregnancy.
The Adoption Law Office of Berkowitz & White PLLC has helped hundreds of women navigate the adoption process. Our experienced, knowledgeable and caring team of attorneys and counselors is made up of highly respected adoption service providers. We’re available to you 24/7, every day of the year. Our adoption services are private, and 100% confidential.
We provide expectant birth mothers with a large amount of autonomy. Women who choose to work with us are given the freedom to lead their own life during their pregnancy, and make the choices that they feel are best for both themselves and their baby. We empower expectant birth mothers to create highly personalized adoption plans. We accommodate a large array of personal preferences when it comes to choosing the adoptive family, and let expectant mothers choose how much involvement they’d like to have in their child’s life after placement through open, semi-open or closed adoption.
All of the loving, waiting adoptive parents on our roster are pre-screened and home study-approved in the state of Florida. But that doesn’t always mean they’re a good fit for you. If none of the adoptive family profiles we show you stand out, we’ll look outside of our roster to help match you with the right family. Utilizing nationwide networks, our law firm casts the broadest net possible when trying to help an expectant birth mother find the perfect adoptive family for their baby.
Most women who make an adoption plan with us are eligible to receive some level of support. Florida state law allows adoptive parents to assist the expectant mother during her pregnancy and up to six weeks after pregnancy. These living expenses may include: telephone service, food, toiletries, necessary clothing, transportation, insurance and assistance with rent and utility.
We assist expectant mothers in obtaining free counseling/support by a third-party Licensed Clinical Social Worker and/or birth mother counselor. In addition to this, we connect expectant mothers, as well as birth mothers who have already placed, with a Life Skill and Career Mentor. This one-on-one mentor is available 24/7,365 days a year to help the mother in any way possible
The attorneys at the Law Office of Berkowitz & White PLLC are both board-certified in the state of Florida and have years of experience working with expectant mothers making an adoption plan. We provide more sound, consistent legal advice than adoption agencies, and are more readily available to help expectant mothers with any legal aspect of the adoption process.
Adoption is a positive and loving choice, one that helps ensure that your child has the opportunity to lead the best life possible. If you’re pregnant in Florida and not sure you’re ready to become a parent, contact us today. We’d be happy to talk to you about adoption and help you understand what the process might look like for you and your baby. We provide confidential, 24/7 support to any one who reaches out.
I remember feeling helpless. I didn’t know how to get Medicaid; I didn’t know how to find the right family; I didn’t even know how the adoption process worked….I was intimidated by the situation and couldn’t accept the fact that this pregnancy was a blessing and not just a “situation”. So THANK YOU for not giving up on me and for having so much patience with me. Thank you for showing me the beauty of choosing adoption.
Elizabeth is a compassionate and thoughtful human being. My husband and I were excited, yet had some anxieties about adoption. We didn’t know what to expect. We met Elizabeth who walked us through and always made sure we knew we were an important part of the whole adoption process. She answered every question and stood with us until our adoption was final. In the world of confusion and anxiety, she brought calm. Thank you Elizabeth. Now our family is complete!
Stephanie is doing this for the right reason. It's like this is her ministry.
We highly recommend and love Elizabeth Berkowitz, our adoption attorney! She has been our adoption attorney for both our 2 boys and we had incredible experiences with her. She is highly professional, extremely genuine in her care, and works hard on both the behalf of the birth family as well as the adoptive parents. She treats us with high respect and becomes a part of oura adoption family by the end of the process. It is hard to find adoption attorneys/agencies with as high of caliber as her! You are not just a number, but a family to be taken care of through the process. She has made our adoption process that much easier for us in the midst of all the ups and downs of adoption.
Thank you for helping me and journey with all the legal necessities. Thank you for not only being my amazing lawyer, but also a friend. And most of all, thank you for helping us find the perfect family for our baby! I thank God for guiding us to you and for working everything out perfectly. We could NOT have done it without you! Thank you!
How can I ever thank you for my child? You have given us a gift that feels miraculous. You truly do God’s work in the faxes, focus, phone calls and fedexes you deal with. I hope there is a special place in heaven for people like you. You make the world -and my world in particular- a wonderful, hopeful place.
You’ve given us a gift that just keeps giving! Our baby is almost 1 year old now! He is the best thing to ever happen to us and is filling our lives with joy! Thank you!
Thank you with all my heart! I am so grateful for all your time and energy spent on our case. You have given me the most incredible gift. You are forever in my thoughts and prayers. Thank you!
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The Law Offices of Berkowitz & White recognize the overwhelming emotions involved in adoption. We provide individual and affordable legal services to adoptive parents, adoption agencies, and birth parents.