“I want to give my baby up for adoption in Pensacola. Can I work with an adoption agency in Alabama?”
This is a great question. If you want to “give baby up for adoption” in Pensacola, then you’ll need to work with a licensed Florida adoption attorney or agency. Why? Only adoption entities who are licensed in Florida can place a baby with an adoptive family in the state of Florida.
However, we understand that it might be easier for you to work with an Alabama adoption agency, especially if you have family across the border or commute back and forth for work or school. If you don’t mind your baby being placed with an adoptive family in Alabama, or any other state for that matter, then you can certainly work with a national adoption agency or an adoption agency in Alabama.
When determining which choice is best, you might want to consider what sort of birth mother support you’d like to have during and after your pregnancy, and what you want that support to look like.
Women who choose to “give baby up for adoption” in Pensacola (or Escambia County in general) and elect to work with a Pensacola adoption attorney or agency, will have the benefit of having someone local to provide them with the support, counseling and advocacy they need at any time.
Plus, adoption law varies from state-to-state. In accordance with Florida Law, women who make an adoption plan in this state are able to receive financial assistance from the adoptive family, both during pregnancy and up to six weeks after placement. When you choose to make an adoption plan in another state, you may not have access to that same level of support.
If you are thinking “I want to give my baby up for adoption in Pensacola,” then you should probably talk with a licensed, Florida adoption attorney before looking around for adoption agencies in Alabama. It’s important that you understand the nuances between the two choices before making a final decision.
Not sure who to talk to? 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 Alabama adoption. 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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