Open Adoption in Florida
If you’re considering giving your baby up for adoption, then you’ve probably asked yourself, “does this mean I’ll never see them again?” This is one of the most common questions that women ask when thinking about adoption. That’s understandable. Adoption can be scary. However, in today’s world, adoption doesn’t have to mean the end of your relationship with your baby.
The Choice Is Yours To Make
If you make an adoption plan with The Law Offices of Berkowitz & White PLLC, you have the ability to have an open adoption in Florida. You could also choose to have a semi-open or closed adoption too. This choice is 100% up to you. No one can make this decision for you, since only you know what is best for both you and your baby.
Semi-Open and Open Adoption in Florida
If you think you want to put 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 adoptive parents would know your name, and vise-versa. It also means that you would receive letters and pictures of your child throughout his/her life, until the age of 18. All adoption relationships are different, but if you’d like to send updates, letters and photos to the adoptive family, you can do that too.
If you choose to have a fully open adoption in Florida, everyone involved would be well-acquainted with one another; names are exchanged, as well as phone numbers and other personal information. There would be a free-flowing line of communication after the birth of the child, which may evolve organically over time. However, each post-adoption relationship is unique and varies based on the comfort level of both the birth family and the adoptive family.
Types of Communication in Semi-Open / Open Adoption in Florida
- Periodic visits
- Updates with letters + photos
- Talking / Texting on the phone
- Sending emails
- Connecting via social media or sites like AdoptSwap
Making the Right Choice
If you’re creating an adoption plan or considering “giving your baby up for adoption,” then you’ll need to decide if you’d like a closed, semi-open or open adoption in Florida. This is not a decision we can make for you, and there are certainly pros and cons to each type of arrangement. Only you know which path is the right one to take.
Do your research well ahead of time, talk to a counselor, and feel free to talk to us if you’d like to learn more about open adoption in Florida. The Law Offices of Berkowitz & White PLLC are here 24/7 to provide you with the resources, support, and counsel you need to get through this difficult time.
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