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Can You Choose Who Adopts Your Baby?

At Hausmann & Hickman, P.A., we understand the emotional complexities involved in the decision to place your baby for adoption. Recognizing that this choice comes with a multitude of feelings and questions, we hope this blog will serve as a resource for birth mothers seeking clarity and guidance. Our aim is to empower you with information to help you make an informed decision about your child’s future. In this post, we delve into a common and significant question asked by birth mothers: “Can you choose the family who adopts your baby?” Our discussion is aimed at providing you with comprehensive insights into your rights and options in the adoption process.

The decision to pursue adoption is an incredibly personal one, often fueled by a desire to ensure the best possible future for your child. One of the most empowering aspects of this process is the ability to have a say in who will raise your child. At Hausmann & Hickman, P.A., we firmly believe in the importance of this choice and support birth mothers in making this critical decision. This blog post will explore the possibilities and procedures involved in selecting an adoptive family for your child.

Can You Choose Who Adopts Your Baby?

The answer is a resounding yes. Working with an adoption law firm like Hausmann & Hickman, P.A. allows you to play an active role in choosing the family that adopts your baby. This part of the adoption process is pivotal, as it ensures that your child is placed in a loving, nurturing environment that aligns with your wishes and values.

When you work with us, you will have the opportunity to view profiles of waiting families. These profiles provide detailed information about potential adoptive parents, including their beliefs, backgrounds, family structures, and more. This process is not about simply finding a family for your child; it’s about finding the right family — one that matches your aspirations for your child’s upbringing. Our team assists you in narrowing down your selection, ensuring that the family you choose resonates with your preferences and values. This level of involvement is crucial in making the adoption journey a positive and empowering experience for you.

Personalized Adoption Process

Private adoption offers you a greater degree of personalization within the entire adoption process. In addition to choosing the adoptive parents, you have the ability to create a comprehensive adoption plan. This plan details various aspects of the adoption, including the level of contact you wish to maintain with your child and the adoptive family throughout your child’s life.

Your adoption plan can specify your preferences for open, semi-open, or closed adoption. An open adoption allows for direct communication with your child and the adoptive family through phone calls and visits, while a semi-open adoption may involve indirect contact, such as through letters or emails. A closed adoption, on the other hand, involves no contact post-adoption. The choice of which path to follow is entirely yours and can be tailored to your comfort level and wishes for the future relationship with your child.

Creating an adoption plan also encompasses decisions about the adoption process itself, from the hospital stay to the transition of your baby to their new family. You decide how you your hospital experience will proceed, who will be present during the birth of your child, and how you will introduce  baby to their adoptive parents. These choices ensure that your needs and preferences are respected at every stage.

Working with an adoption attorney at Hausmann & Hickman, P.A. means that your rights are protected throughout the process. We provide guidance to ensure that all aspects of the adoption are carried out ethically and in compliance with Florida adoption laws. Our goal is to make the adoption journey as smooth and supportive as possible for you.

Interested in Learning More?

If you are pregnant and considering adoption, you likely have many questions and concerns about the process. Hausmann & Hickman, P.A. is here to provide the guidance and support you need. We understand that this is a significant decision, and our team is committed to offering you compassionate and professional assistance every step of the way.

We invite you to reach out to us for a private and confidential consultation. During this meeting, we will discuss all aspects of the adoption process, address your questions, and help you explore your options in a pressure-free environment. Our goal is to ensure that you are fully informed and comfortable with every decision made regarding your adoption journey.

Choosing adoption is a significant decision, and it’s essential to have the right support and guidance. At Hausmann & Hickman, P.A., we are dedicated to assisting you with understanding your rights and options. Whether you are just starting to consider adoption or are ready to take the next steps, we are here to help. Contact us today to learn more about how we can support you in this important journey.