Considering adoption? Discover how a modernized approach to the process has improved for all parties.
The modern adoption process has improved the standard of care for birth mothers, who had little rights or freedom when it came to adoption. Below, you will find ways the modern adoption process is now better for everyone.
You Can Choose The Type of Adoption That You Want
One of the best things about the modern adoption process is that you as the birth mother get to decide whether you want to have contact with your child after they’re born. Gone is the practice of pressuring birth mothers into creating an adoption plan. Choosing the life that’s best for you and your child is at the utmost importance. You can either have an open adoption, which means you’ll be able to see your child and watch them grow up, or a closed adoption, which means you won’t have any contact with your child after they’re adopted. The choice is now yours.
You Can Pick the Family Your Child is Going To
In the past, adoptive families were chosen by social workers without input from the birth mother. In the modern adoption process, you get to review profiles of potential adoptive families and pick the one that you think will be the best fit for your child. You can even meet with them before making a final decision.
You Get a Say on How Your Unborn Child Will Be Raised
When you put your child up for adoption, you also get to specify how you want them to be raised. For example, if you want them to be raised in a certain religion or with certain values, you can specify that in the adoption papers. This wasn’t always possible. It’s another way that the modern adoption process is better for birth mothers.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, most moms choosing adoption want to choose the family that they feel will be best suited to parent their child. We have many wonderful families waiting to be chosen.
Yes, this is your adoption plan and your wishes will be honored.
Florida adoption statutes give us the tools to properly and timely address the birth father’s legal rights. We respect his role in adoption planning and will discuss the best way to work through this process with him.
There is no cost to the mom or dad placing their child for adoption.
Florida law allows us to assist the mother of the baby with reasonable living expenses during the pregnancy and for 6 weeks post-partum. This assistance comes from the adoptive family, through the agency.