“I’m staying in Florida, pregnant and not sure what to do. Can I put my baby up for adoption here, even if I’m not from Florida?”
Recently, we had a question come through our message system that read: “I’m staying in Florida, pregnant and not sure what to do. Can I put my baby up for adoption here, even if I’m not from Florida?”
The answer is: Yes. If you’re in Florida, pregnant and want to place your baby for adoption, you certainly can do so. You don’t have to be a citizen of Florida to place a baby with an adoptive family in this state.
If you’re considering “putting baby up for adoption” in Florida, The Law Offices of Berkowitz & White would be happy to talk with you. We’ll help you sort out your options and figure out how to best move forward.
However, we’d encourage you to really think about the support system that you have around you right now. Would it be easier for you to go through your pregnancy closer to family? If they live in another state, you may consider learning more about the local adoption laws there and the birth mother services available, since each state is different.
Florida has some of the most adoption-friendly laws in the entire country. If you do choose to place your baby with a family in Florida, you would have access to a great amount of birth mother services, including no-cost counseling and support, and assistance with living and uninsured medical expenses, as permitted by Florida State Law.
Not sure who to talk to about Florida adoption? That’s okay. The Law Offices of Berkowitz & White PLLC can help. We would gladly sit down with you to discuss the differences between Florida adoption and adoption in your home state. We could also discuss your pregnancy options and explain how placing a baby for adoption works. If you choose to make an adoption plan with us, we would then proceed to help you gain the birth mother services and assistance you need to have a healthy pregnancy.
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