When you start down the path toward adoption, your goal is to welcome a child into your lives. If all goes according to plan, you, your spouse and your new child will become a healthy, loving family.
Not every Florida couple can give birth. Some couples will need to look at other options to fulfill their dreams of becoming parents. If you’re among these couples, you might have considered adoption. But that’s not your only option in Florida. You may also choose to work with a surrogate.
If you’ve decided to place your baby for adoption, the last thing you want is to find yourself caught in a legal battle with the baby’s father. So, what should you know about unmarried fathers’ rights?
Many birth mothers who place their children into adoption do so after unplanned pregnancies. Their pregnancies catch them by surprise and force them to ask some tough questions. Should they keep the baby? Abort it? Or place it for adoption? These questions are hard for anyone, especially for young women suddenly faced with the idea of becoming moms.
Choosing to place your baby up for adoption is a big deal. There are plenty of good reasons why mothers choose adoption, but no one should ever suggest the decision isn’t large or difficult. Even when you know adoption is best for both you and your baby, it’s normal to experience moments of doubt or regret. So how can you cope?
Floridians know there is no love stronger than that between a parent and a child, even if the child isn’t biologically related to them.
For many years, the vast majority of adoptions were closed—meaning “secret.” The adoptive parents didn’t know who the birth mothers were, and the birth mothers didn’t know who were raising their child.
Adopting a child is a lengthy process that is legally complex and emotionally charged. Set aside the financial obligation. Prospective parents who are about to become legal parents need to not only prepare themselves on a personal level but also take actual steps to welcome their respective new additions.
This year’s National Adoption Week occurs from October 14th to the 20th. Since it’s inception, the event focuses on finding homes for children waiting to be adopted. This year, the emphasis is on kids who wait the longest to find a home. Considered priority children, they include:
Placing a child up for adoption is no small decision. A birth mother might recognize that it is in the child's best interests, but they might not be willing to sever all ties with their child or the adoptive parents.