How To Put A Baby Up For Adoption in 4 Easy Steps

I f you are thinking about putting a baby for adoption or you are ready to select a family, AdoptionJax can help. When you reach out to us we will put you in touch with professionals who can help you make the best decision for your individual circumstances. The following is a brief overview of the four steps that a woman will take to place her child into an adopting family’s loving arms.

The following four steps are all you need to complete the easy adoption process.

1. Learn the Adoption Process and the Law

2. Learn About Adoption Plans

3. Develop Your Adoption Plan

4. Giving Birth and Finalizing the Adoption

STEP 1: Learn the Adoption Process and the Law

A mother is protected by federal and state laws. In the Florida statutes, under chapter 63, are the guidelines that protect your rights as a mother. If you choose adoption for your baby you will want to fully understand the Florida adoption laws. We work with adoption attorneys who are available to help you understand your rights while you are pregnant.

We want you to be fully informed on the day you give birth or sign over your parental rights. If you decide to utilize our free service, our team will put you in contact with adoption professionals who can help answer all your questions.

STEP 2: Learn About Adoption Plans

There are a lot of difficult decisions that come with an unplanned pregnancy. It is very important for you to become familiar with the options that you have.

Adoption is a permanent decision that should be made in the best interest of you, and your child.

We always recommend an open adoption. Open adoptions allow the biological mother to be a part of the child’s life. The mom can choose to receive pictures and letters or even visitations.

If a woman chooses the open option they can change their mind about contacting the adopting family in the future, but if they choose to not be a part of the baby’s life and go with a closed adoption, the decision is final.

STEP 3: Develop Your Adoption Plan

Adoption professionals help you with every step of the adoption process.

If you choose to find a family to adopt your baby you will receive financial support for housing, medical help, and much more. You are eligible to receive the benefits while you are pregnant and in the weeks after you give birth.

Your adoption plan sets the guidelines that will be followed.

Who will adopt your baby?

You will decide on the family who will raise your child. To help in your decision our team will allow you to see the profiles of families, including pictures and letters. You may also choose to contact the families who are wanting to adopt a baby.

The professional adoption staff will help you find out more about the parents religious beliefs, education, financial status and more. We recommend that you take your time while choosing a family for your child. It is the most important decision of the entire process. You and your child will have to live with the choice you make forever.

Create Your Adoption Plan

The plan will determine your child’s future and the role that you play in it. You will have numerous options to consider and our team will help you go over what is in your best interest, as well as your child’s.

Closed Vs. Open Adoption

We will teach you about why we always recommend open adoptions and the numerous decisions you will face if that is what you choose.
If you want to keep your identity private, your privacy will be protected. You are only be required to share what is needed to make sure the adoption is safe, for you and the child when you choose a closed adoption.

Your adoption plan will also set the guidelines that will be followed on the day of birth, when the adoption is typically finalized.

If a woman chooses the open option they can change their mind about contacting the adopting family in the future, but if they choose to not be a part of the baby’s life and go with a closed adoption, the decision is final.

STEP 4: Giving Birth and Finalizing the Adoptions

Giving Birth

When you give birth, the plan you have set up goes into action! You can allow the adopting parents to be with you during birth. They will be excited to be there if you allow it.

Your plan also determines what happens after birth. You can spend as much time with your newborn as you want. Your personalized adoption plan will determine the entire process.

Finalizing the Process

To finish the adoption you must sign consent forms. Until that moment you can change your mind at any time.

Anything you sign before giving birth can not finalize your decision.

The final consent can only be given by a birth mother after child is born. The “Termination of Parental Rights” cannot be signed until you are discharged from the hospital or 48 hours after birth. The termination is irrevocable upon signing.

If a woman chooses the open option they can change their mind about contacting the adopting family in the future, but if they choose to not be a part of the baby’s life and go with a closed adoption, the decision is final.

Staying in Touch with Your Baby

Depending on your choice between an open or closed adoption, the future contact you have can begin almost immediately.

When you choose the family to adopt your baby and finalize your decision, you will be able to remain a part of your kid’s life as they grow up. In some cases the new parents and the biological mom develop a special bond. The decisions that you make while you create an adoption plan are extremely important. Our team will be here to help you all the way!

Get in Touch with Jacksonville Adoption Lawyers at Lauren Kingry Law, P.A.

Are you interested in placing your baby up for adoption in Jacksonville? At, Lauren Kingry Law, P.A., we can help you understand the legal options at your disposal and the steps you need to take. Talk to our Jacksonville adoption lawyers today at no cost.

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