Considering Giving Your Baby up For Adoption? Here’s What You Need to Know.
Are you experiencing an unplanned pregnancy? Considering “giving your baby up for adoption?” If so, it’s important to know the resources that are available to you, both during and after your pregnancy.
One element of adoption, which sets it apart from other pregnancy options, is that you don’t have to go through this alone. The adoption entity you choose to work with, like The Law Offices of Berkowitz & White PLLC, will be there for you 24/7. They will provide you with the support, resources and counsel you need to get through this difficult time.
Five Things To Know When Considering Giving Your Baby Up For Adoption
You Get To Choose The Adoptive Family.
Once an expectant mother has completed intake, she can begin to choose the right adoptive family for her child. Our team will provide her with an array of waiting adoptive families’ profiles, all of which meet the matching criteria of both parties. Choosing the adoptive family is a big step. Our team is always available to assist an expectant birth mother by providing additional information and insights when needed.
Most Pregnancy-Related Costs Are Covered By The Adoptive Family.
Florida law allows adoptive parents to assist the expectant mother during her pregnancy and up to six weeks after pregnancy. These expenses are allowed if you are unemployed, under-employed or unemployable. These living expenses can include: telephone service, food, toiletries, necessary clothing, transportation, and insurance. Basically, any expenses necessary for the health and wellbeing of you and your child.
Medical Assistance is Available Too.
If you are “giving your baby up for adoption” our staff can help you apply for public assistance programs, medical insurance benefits, hospital support, etc. We can also help you obtain the prenatal care you need to ensure a healthy pregnancy. We will also help you transition from Pregnancy Medicaid to regular Medicaid after your pregnancy to ensure you have continuous medical coverage.
Adoption Doesn’t Have To Mean Goodbye.
If you’re considering “giving your baby up for adoption,” it’s important to know that placement day doesn’t have to be the last time you see your baby. Most adoptions today are semi-open. This means that the birth mother will receive letters and pictures of her child until the age of 18. The birth mother can send letters and pictures to the adoptive family too, if she would like. There’s also fully-open adoption, where everyone involved is well-acquainted with one another. In open adoption, there’s a free-flowing line of communication after the birth of the child, which may evolve organically over time.
Free Counseling is Available, Even After You’ve Given Birth
As an expectant mother who is considering “giving your baby up for adoption,” you have the right to receive free, supportive counseling. You also will be given the chance to continue counseling, after you’ve given birth. You see, birth mothers often report that the weeks and months after placement are some of the toughest they’ve ever faced. They often cycle through all five stages of grief, wondering what the future holds for both them and their baby. That’s why the Law Offices of Berkowitz & White PLLC provides birth mothers with the counseling resources they need to process everything they’ve gone through.
If you are considering “giving your baby up for adoption,” the Law Offices of Berkowitz & White PLLC would gladly speak with you. Feel free to give us a call or DM us on social media. We are here for you 24/7, no matter the circumstances.
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