What You Should Know Before Considering Adoption For Your Child?
Are you living in Florida and considering adoption for your child? We can understand your emotions as you might be feeling like you are in a complete crisis. You are not alone. We at The Law Offices of Berkowitz & White PLLC are available any time to talk to you in person or on the phone to tell you about adoption. Adoption is a loving and courageous choice.
Choosing adoption means giving the best life possible to your child. The Law Offices of Berkowitz & White PLLC is there to help you 24/7 so that you can make the right decision for you and your child.
Things an Expectant Mother Should Know Before Considering Adoption for the Child
Selecting a Florida-Based Licensed Adoption Organization
If you plan to place your child for adoption, you must work with a licensed Florida-based adoption organization like us to get the best support and help in real-time. The expectant mother can give us a call or text us to discuss the adoption process in-depth confidentially. We will help you get that essential support needed by hearing what you have to say. Our caring staff will collect all the necessary information from you, including your medical and social history, and assist you with living expenses.
Understand about the Birth Mother Services
We assist in coordinating prenatal care with health care providers if this has not already been established. Expectant mothers are also entitled to reasonable living expenses like rent, utilities, basic telephone services, food, toiletries, necessary clothing, transportation, insurance, and expenses found by the court to be necessary for the health and well-being of the birth mother and the unborn child. Such expenses may be paid during the pregnancy and up to 6 weeks postpartum.
Selection of an Adoptive Family
We recommend Birth parents screen the adoptive families’ profiles to find the best match for their child. An adoption professional will assist you in this process by providing additional information about the adoptive parents. Depending on the type of adoption option, you may meet with the adoptive family to know them better and ensure that you are making the right decision for you and your child.
Types of Adoptions
Another crucial aspect for birth parents is to decide on the type of adoption they want. Depending upon the level of openness, you get the chance to select the type of adoption you wish for your child. The types of adoption include (open adoption, closed adoption, and semi-open adoption).
Putting the Baby Up for Adoption
As an expectant mother, you have the right to create a personalized adoption plan for yourself. After delivering the child at a hospital, you may not execute a consent for adoption until 48 hours after the birth of your child or the day when you are fit to be discharged from the hospital or birthing center. Depending on the selected adoption plan, you can stay in touch until the child turns 18.
Whatever your circumstance, whatever direction you are leaning to, The Law Offices of Berkowitz & White are here for you. We specialize in adoptions and have helped hundreds of women in their adoption journey.
Considering adoption for your baby is a selfless decision, but it isn’t easy. We are available 24/7, 365 days a year, to support you and be a part of your adoption journey. Do call us at (561) 841- 3065 or (850) 610- 4166.