Last week, we shared a message that we received from an expectant mother. She wasn’t quite sure how to navigate her unplanned pregnancy given her current circumstances. In the blog, we detailed the birth mother services that we provide to expectant mothers, as well as the assistance available to those who choose to “give their baby up for adoption.” This week, we’re going to share a message that came to us several months back from another expectant mother.
“Hi. I’m 19-years old and I’ve been staying in Delray Beach for the last four months. I just found out that I’m pregnant, and I’m not 100% sure who the dad is. I feel really ashamed. I can’t be a mom right now, and I want to put my baby up for adoption. Can your law firm help me? Do you do Palm Beach County adoption?”
The reason we’re sharing this specific message is because it touches on several important topics that we’d like to address.
First of all, we want you to understand that if you’re in a similar situation as this woman, you’re not the first person to ask for help. Each year, countless women across the country seek help with an unplanned pregnancy. Many of them go on to become parents, but around 15,000 women choose to place their baby for adoption. If you choose to make an adoption plan, you wouldn’t be the first woman to do so, nor the last.
Secondly, there’s no need to be ashamed of an unplanned pregnancy. However, we do understand what you’re going through and it’s perfectly normal to experience an array of emotions during this time. We always like to remind expectant mothers that even just considering adoption is a courageous and loving decision. Those who make an adoption plan often say that they feel like they’re turning what once felt like a mistake into an incredible gift. As an expectant birth mother, not only would you be able to choose a stable and loving family for your child, but you would also be giving your child the best chance possible to lead a life full of opportunity.
Thirdly, even if you have no idea who the birth father might be, you can still place your baby for adoption in Palm Beach County. However, if you do find out who the father is prior to placement, then you would need his consent, in most (but not all) cases. As experts in Florida adoption law, we can help you navigate any situation that may arise with the birth father.
And finally, yes. If you’re pregnant anywhere in Palm Beach County – Delray Beach, West Palm Beach, Boynton, Belle Glade, Pahokee, Lake View, etc. – The Law Offices of Berkowitz & White PLLC can help you “put your baby up for adoption.” Our firm has guided hundreds of women through the adoption process. We would gladly sit down with you to discuss your pregnancy options and better 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.
Unplanned or unwanted pregnancies are never easy to navigate alone. If you need someone by your side during this time, don’t hesitate to call, text, or DM us on social media. We are here for you 24/7.
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