Choosing an adoption plan with Adoption Choices of Florida means you will be supported. Care will include Financial Support, Medical Care, a Safe Place to Stay, and Supportive Counseling. Find out more about each below:
Pregnancy requires you to make several lifestyle changes, many of which can be costly. It’s important that you feel safe and stable during your pregnancy and after you give birth, which is why Adoption Choices of Florida provides financial support for women who go through the adoption process.
We provide many financial services for women during their pregnancy, including:
- Phone services
- Maternity clothing
- Other bills and expenses
When you begin the adoption process, our adoption counselor will meet with you to create a budget. During this meeting, we will discuss your financial needs, current expenses, and what you will need to carry out a successful pregnancy. Our goal is to take the burden of financial stress off your shoulders.
Do I Have to Pay Anything During the Adoption Process?
Pregnancy is a physically and emotionally demanding process, and if you are planning to place your child with a loving family then your financial needs will be handled by our agency so that you can have one less thing to worry about. There are no charges or fees you need to pay to place a child with an adoptive family.
Prenatal Care for Pregnant Women in the Adoption Process
During your pregnancy, your body will undergo a lot of changes and you will need frequent medical care to keep yourself and the baby healthy. At Adoption Choices of Florida, we will make sure that you have access to the compassionate, high-quality medical care you need. We work with trusted medical providers throughout the Florida area to provide comprehensive care for you during and after your pregnancy.
The Importance of Prenatal Checkups
Visiting the doctor during your pregnancy is just as important for you as it is for the baby. There are many lifestyle changes you will need to make to accommodate for your pregnancy. Exercising and eating healthy are critical to facilitating a successful birth and your post-delivery recovery. You will also need to learn about what to expect during each trimester of pregnancy, including warning signs for when you should visit the doctor. Our team will make sure you have ample time to discuss this information with a knowledgeable healthcare professional.
Creating Your Birth Plan
Your adoption consultation will work with you to create a birth plan that you feel comfortable with. There are many different ways to give birth, from the standard epidural pain management route to the all-natural tub birth alternatives. This is something you will need to consider as you plan for your labor. We can connect you with experienced prenatal care professionals who can answer your questions about the birthing process and help you create a plan that meets your needs.
The following are some things you need to consider for the birthing process:
- Do you want pain medications?
- Would you prefer an all-natural birth?
- Is there anyone you will want with you during labor and delivery?
- What options do you have for pain management?
- What kind of space would you like to give birth in?
- Is a vaginal birth right for you?
- Under what conditions would you consider a C-section?
You don’t have to make these decisions alone. We can provide you with the resources and information you need to make your birth decisions with confidence. You can consult with the adopting parents on these matters if you wish, but this is your delivery and you have final say in how the birth plan proceeds.
Safe Place to Say
Housing for Pregnant Women during the Adoption Process
We realize that an unplanned pregnancy can occur during an already chaotic time in your life. Pregnancy is difficult, and it’s important for you to feel safe and comfortable during this period for your health. This is why Adoption Choices of Florida provides women with a safe place to stay during their pregnancy. If you are in a housing crisis or do not feel safe in your current residence, we can set you up in clean, safe, and comfortable accommodations while you wait out your delivery date.
There are many reasons why you may choose not to live in your current residence during pregnancy, such as:
- You do not have enough space
- You are between homes or apartments
- You have inconsiderate room or house mates
- You do not want friends or family to learn of your pregnancy
- You are worried about your safety
- You do not want the father of the child to know about your pregnancy
While we do not have all types of accommodations to offer you, we will keep your needs and preferences in mind when placing you in a safe residence. You will not need to worry about rent or losing the roof over your head during your pregnancy.
Adoption Supportive Counseling
We Provide Support Before & After Your Pregnancy
There is a lot to think about when you place your child into adoption. This is a big decision, and sometimes you will feel secure in your choice while other moments will be more uncertain. It’s good to have a support system during this period. If you feel like you need someone to talk to, the adoption counselors at Adoption Choices of Florida will be at your disposal. We have helped many people through the adoption process and understand many of the concerns, thoughts, and fears people experience during and after pregnancy. Our compassionate team will be there to provide the support you need.
We’re Here to Listen so You Can Make Your Own Decision
It can be difficult to discuss your decision to place a child with a loving adoptive family with others – even friends or family. Many people have strong opinions about adoption, and sometimes even well-meaning advice is more focused on pushing someone’s own beliefs than considering what’s best for you.
The purpose of supportive counseling is to provide you with a listening ear as you talk about what you’re feeling during this time. It is important to us that everyone involved feels confident that they are able to make their own informed decisions. Counseling offers you an opportunity to discuss what you’re thinking without concern that the person listening will try to sway you to their opinion. Our adoption counselors have worked with many people in situations similar to yours, and they will offer their thoughts and advice without putting any pressure on you to make a decision one way or the other.
From Start to Finish: You Don't Have To Do This Alone. Adoption Choices of Florida Is With You Through the Entire Adoption Process! Adoption is an emotional process, and feelings won’t automatically resolve themselves even after the adoption is over. This is why we continue to provide supportive counseling to birth mothers even after they give birth.