These are some of the feelings that will rush through you when you first find you’re unexpectedly pregnant. The emotions keep coming, and they can create confusion and a sense of being overwhelmed.
You’ll have more questions than answers, such as:“Where do I go?”, “What do I do now?”, “Who can I talk to?”
If you are pregnant and considering adoption, we are here to help you. We are available any time to talk to you in person or on the phone to tell you about adoption. You have many choices when you find out you are pregnant with an unplanned pregnancy. We want to help you understand all your choices and will walk with you every step of the way.
Adoption is a wonderful choice for you and your baby. You have the ability to choose the family to care for your child. You have the ability to choose the contact level after the adoption.
Our adoption services are free to birth moms. We have worked with countless birth moms, all of who were in the same situation. We want to make the adoption process as easy as possible for you and will work with you to make an adoption plan that is perfect for you.
Florida law allows adoptive parents to assist the birth mother with financial assistance during pregnancy and up to six weeks after pregnancy if she is unemployed, underemployed or disability
We can help you apply for any public assistance programs, medical insurance benefits, and hospital support to which you are entitled to.
A birth mother is entitled to safe housing that is necessary for the health and well being of the birth mother and child. Housing assistance, payment of rent and utilities are approvable expenses for a birth mother.
A birth parent has a right to receive supportive counseling from a counselor, social worker, physician, clergy, or attorney, and such counseling would be beneficial to the birth parent.
There are many options available to you to make sure that your child has a safe and loving home. No one is here to judge you. Alternatives include foster care, relative care, parenting, and adoption. There are community resources available to help you parent should you chose to do so. While we are advocates of adoption, we are dedicated to helping you educate yourself about all of the options available. We want you to make the choice that you believe is best for you.
Our office staff is hands-on with every case. We recognize that every case is different and therefore require individual attention. We have been dedicated to helping birth parents, adoptive parents and adoptees for many years and we are proud of the personal care we give. We would be honored to be a part of your adoption journey.
There is no recovery necessary because this decision to place your child for adoption is the most incredible, selfless act that you will ever do. Obviously, there is a grieving process and we will not minimize that. However, this selfless act is a gift that you are giving your child to have a future that you want them to have. You are putting your child’s needs before your own and that is what a parent is supposed to do.
It is so important to have a support system. You should tell people who you trust and who you want to be involved in your decision making process. We will help you tell your family members or friends, if you feel that you want our assistance.
We are committed to helping you create a positive future for your child
I remember feeling helpless. I didn’t know how to get Medicaid; I didn’t know how to find the right family; I didn’t even know how the adoption process worked….I was intimidated by the situation and couldn’t accept the fact that this pregnancy was a blessing and not just a “situation”. So THANK YOU for not giving up on me and for having so much patience with me. Thank you for showing me the beauty of choosing adoption.
Elizabeth is a compassionate and thoughtful human being. My husband and I were excited, yet had some anxieties about adoption. We didn’t know what to expect. We met Elizabeth who walked us through and always made sure we knew we were an important part of the whole adoption process. She answered every question and stood with us until our adoption was final. In the world of confusion and anxiety, she brought calm. Thank you Elizabeth. Now our family is complete!
Stephanie is doing this for the right reason. It's like this is her ministry.
We highly recommend and love Elizabeth Berkowitz, our adoption attorney! She has been our adoption attorney for both our 2 boys and we had incredible experiences with her. She is highly professional, extremely genuine in her care, and works hard on both the behalf of the birth family as well as the adoptive parents. She treats us with high respect and becomes a part of oura adoption family by the end of the process. It is hard to find adoption attorneys/agencies with as high of caliber as her! You are not just a number, but a family to be taken care of through the process. She has made our adoption process that much easier for us in the midst of all the ups and downs of adoption.
Thank you for helping me and journey with all the legal necessities. Thank you for not only being my amazing lawyer, but also a friend. And most of all, thank you for helping us find the perfect family for our baby! I thank God for guiding us to you and for working everything out perfectly. We could NOT have done it without you! Thank you!
How can I ever thank you for my child? You have given us a gift that feels miraculous. You truly do God’s work in the faxes, focus, phone calls and fedexes you deal with. I hope there is a special place in heaven for people like you. You make the world -and my world in particular- a wonderful, hopeful place.
You’ve given us a gift that just keeps giving! Our baby is almost 1 year old now! He is the best thing to ever happen to us and is filling our lives with joy! Thank you!
Thank you with all my heart! I am so grateful for all your time and energy spent on our case. You have given me the most incredible gift. You are forever in my thoughts and prayers. Thank you!
The Law Offices of Berkowitz & White recognize the overwhelming emotions involved in adoption. We provide individual and affordable legal services to adoptive parents, adoption agencies, and birth parents.