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Frequently asked questions from expectant mothers about adoption

Expectant mothers in Florida considering adoption for their baby often have many questions. The decision to enter the adoption process is a significant one, and it helps to have answers to the essential questions early on.

Below, we have outlined some of the most common questions we hear from mothers thinking of having their baby placed with an adoptive family.

How do I find the right family for my child?

Whether you decide to work with an agency or handle the adoption independently, there are several essential things to consider when choosing where to place your child. Covered in more detail in one of our previous posts, these include:

  • Ideal living environment
  • Important spiritual or cultural values
  • Educational goals
  • Lifestyle

Putting careful thought into these topics can help you narrow down the field of potential adoptive families.

Can a mother change her mind about the adoption?

To a point, yes. A birth mother’s consent to an adoption is not considered valid until 48 hours after the child’s birth or her discharge from the hospital/birthing center – whichever happens first. At that point, the consent to give the child up for adoption is binding.

Does the baby’s father have to be notified?

The answer to this question is a bit more complicated. In some circumstances, an unmarried father of a child must consent to the adoption. For example, if he has already legally established paternity, he would need to be notified and give his consent.

Of course, every situation is unique. For advice based on specific circumstances, it is best to consult an attorney experienced in Florida adoptions.

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