I am Pregnant and Thinking about Placing My Child Up for Adoption. How do I Move Forward?
Facing an unplanned pregnancy in Florida can be challenging. You are not alone, and you have multiple options to choose from:
- Placing a child up for adoption
- Placing child in foster care
- Choosing Abortion
When considering adoption as an option, you may have many questions:
- How to start with the adoption process?
- Do I need to pay for placing my child up for adoption?
- Can I choose the adoptive family for my child?
- Do I get post-adoption support for my child?
The list may only get longer. The Law Offices of Berkowitz & White PLLC is ready to help you understand the adoption process. When working with us, there is no pressure on you, the expectant mother, to place your child for adoption. You may opt out of the adoption process at any time.
How to Begin with the Adoption Process?
Get Support from Us
We at the Law Offices of Berkowitz & White always educate birth mothers about the adoption process so that they can decide if they want to choose adoption. Our pre-adoption counseling session helps you decide which adoption plan suits you and your child.
Receive Birth Mother Services
Birth mothers may be eligible to receive living expenses while pregnant and up to six weeks after delivery. These living expenses may include rent, telephone bills, food allowance, clothing, transportation, and medical insurance.
Choose the Right Adoptive Family
Selecting the right adoptive family is a big step. We have many pre-screened loving adoptive families for you to choose that best suit you and your baby.
Meet With the Adoptive Family
Depending on the level of openness, you can choose to meet with adoptive family. We want you to feel comfortable with the family that you have chosen to raise your child.
Create a Customized Adoption Plan
The adoption plan you choose (open, semi-open, closed) can be customized based on your preferences.
Sign Your Consent to place your child up for adoption
After you have the baby, you will sign a consent to adoption which will allow the adoptive parents to begin the adoption process. You must wait 48 hours after you have your baby or the day you are discharged from the hospital to sign the consent to the adoption.
Depending on the level of openness, you can use AdoptSwap for post-birth communications with your adoptive family and child. We will also help you obtain the birth mother support you need during and up to six weeks after your pregnancy.
Considering Adoption for Your Child? Need Help? We are Ready to Guide You
Considering adoption for your child in Florida? The Law Offices of Berkowitz & White PLLC can help you 24/7. Contact us anytime. It is 100% free and confidential.