Pregnant? Need Help? Not Sure What To Do? NO COST support is available.
Pregnant and want to discuss your parenting options? Not sure if you’re pregnant? Florida Adoption Center is here to provide help with all of your emotional, physical, and financial needs and to help you understand the adoption process. Contact us anytime.
An Unexpected Pregnancy can be difficult to navigate. You Need Help. You need a support team.
If you are Pregnant, and Need Help, Florida Adoption Center Is Here For You.
We understand how learning about an unplanned pregnancy can be overwhelming. You need time to process and then you need to understand your options which is why we have packed our website with useful information and resources to help and guide you. If you are pregnant and ready to get more personalized help we are here for you even if all you need is a friendly ear and some information about your parenting options.
The Staff at the Florida Adoption Center are available to discuss and help process your decisions, thoughts, and feelings whether you choose adoption or not. We are committed to providing support for expectant/birth parents before, during, and after an adoption and also to providing resources to birth parents who chose to parent. These services are at NO COST to you. If you are pregnant and need help with your choices, we are here to help.
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I’m Pregnant and I need help, I don’t know what to do.
If you are unexpectedly pregnant you may have many anxious thoughts. Being unexpectedly pregnant changes everything and can be scary, especially if you feel unable to care for a baby. You may be asking yourself how will you take care of a child when you have others to care for. Perhaps you are wondering how you will be able to afford the expense of a baby especially if your income is already stretched thin. You may be worrying about how you will you care for a baby by yourself with no help. Florida Adoption Center is a judgment-free zone that is committed to listening to your concerns then sharing information about your choices so you can make informed decisions for the future of your child.
What can I expect when we meet?
If you are uncertain about your pregnancy status we will provide a free pregnancy test. Our caring staff will then help you work through your feelings and understand your options. In the event that you choose to parent your baby we will provide the best resources to help you prepare. If you decide parenting is not a viable option for you we will help you create a personalized adoption plan to put your baby up for adoption.
We believe adoption should not be a decision made from desperation, but rather a decision based on love for your child. We want you to carefully consider your parenting options, before deciding whether an Adoption Plan is the right choice. There will be no pressure from us as you process your decision and no costs associated with our meetings even if you choose to parent your child. Once a client chooses adoption for their baby, they will enter our Adoption Program. This only happens after they have had opportunity and time to work through their feelings, and believe they are in a good position to make an informed, committed decision. Being pregnant doesn’t have to be scary, having a plan that works for you is important. The first step is reaching out to let us help.
How do I get started?
1. Contact Us – Let Us Help!
We can be reached by phone or text at any time and can meet as many times as you would like as we support you in making an informed decision. You can also contact us on the website, Facebook Messenger, Google page, or Instagram. We will get back to you as soon as we can. Our services come at NO COST to you.
Will I have to meet in person, or can I get information over the phone or via text?
We can meet face to face, via phone, zoom call, text, or many other ways. Come see us at the office or we can come to you. We are here for you. It is never too late for an adoption plan; you can start at any time in your pregnancy or even after the baby is born. You can even call from the hospital. We can always help.
How often do we meet?
If you choose adoption for your baby we normally meet weekly for educational sessions, community referrals, and emotional support. We are able to get to know you during these meetings which allows us to better help you match with a family that meets your desires for an adoptive family. FAC can also help you meet your needs whatever they may be – financial, medical, legal, or help with transportation or housing.
Can I meet with someone more than once before I make the decision?
An unexpected pregnancy can be extremely difficult and we are committed to supporting you completely. Our caring team will help you whether you chose to parent, or whether you chose to make an adoption plan. We will meet with you as many times as needed for you to feel comfortable with your decisions.
The decision to parent or to choose an adoption plan can be confusing and emotional. Oftentimes, well-meaning friends and family add more confusion (and emotion) to the decision. We are not going to push or rush you to make an adoption plan, rather we are here to help you work through your feelings to arrive at a decision that feels right. If you chose to parent, we will help you navigate community resources and put you in touch with social services, and help you navigate resources to help strengthen your family.
2. Pick the Perfect Parents
The question we get asked most is “Can I pick a family for my baby?” Picking a family for your child is a very personal choice and one that is available to you. You can look through profile books and read about families hoping to adopt. Eventually you will pick the family you think would be the best choice for your baby. We have a large list of adoption-approved families waiting and hopeful to be matched. You get to choose the family that you fit best with. We have families waiting that are open, semi-open, or closed in their preferences for future communication.
Some expectant parents may have a strong preference for an Open Adoption and will expect to have regular updates or visits. Other expectant parents prefer a Closed Adoption and will have no contact with the child after placement. You will have time to consider what level of contact you would prefer for your specific situation. We will offer you all the information on the different kinds of adoption without any pressure.
The ground rules for contact, in an Open or Semi-Open Adoption, are clearly planned out between the parties before the Adoption takes place. At the time of the adoption, each member will know the expectations and responsibilities.
3. Plan Your Delivery
The aim of the Florida Adoption Center is to provide services to expectant birth parents to enable them to give their child(ren) the best start in life. This means access to healthcare, access to healthy nutrition, substance abuse education and treatment, and ways to reduce stress. The aim is a healthy mother and in turn the birth of a healthy child.
Can I have a plan for the hospital, so I am comfortable?
We want you to be comfortable throughout your adoption plan, especially at the hospital. There are a lot of emotions and hormones at this time, and you deserve an advocate that will show up for you. We will talk and discuss the plan for the hospital and share your wishes with the hospital. While we are not in control of the hospital staff and at times the hospitals do not adhere to stated wishes regarding the adoption plan, we will advocate for you at the hospital as much as we can. FAC also helps with your comfort level and preparedness by purchasing a hospital bag with personal items for your stay at the hospital.
4. What Comes After Adoption?
I want an Open Adoption; Will I be able to stay in touch with my baby? / How will I know my baby is ok?
Every adoption plan is personalized, and expectant parents are given the opportunity to make decisions abut what kind of adoption will work best for them and which family they want their child to be placed with. In addition, we encourage expectant parents to provide letters, and photographs to make up a “Memory Box” as their gift to their child. FAC educates the adoptive parents on the benefits of sharing with the child the contents of the Memory Box and any other information provided by the expectant/birth parents. We also ask that expectant/birth parents consider carefully whether they want the child to be able to contact them once they reach adulthood.
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