You can learn about our waiting families, who have been carefully screened and pre-approved, by reading their letters, looking at their photos as well as speaking to them by telephone and in person. After a particular adoptive parent is chosen the parties formulate a plan with the assistance of the Adoption professional that makes each feel comfortable about the plan.
Further meetings are held to discuss medical and other information necessary to a safe and informed placement. An agreement can be made as to future contact with pictures and letters. Remember, this is your plan. It is important to discuss your desires with the professional staff and the adoptive parents so you feel comfortable that you are making the best decision for your child.
Counseling is a part of the Adoption process and will be offered to you. Although you may not feel a need for counseling, counseling will be offered to you if you desire it throughout the pregnancy. This counseling will continue after the placement of your child, if requested, according to Florida law.
We also have birth parent reunions where many of our former birth parents come together to share their experiences and we have adoptees, adoptive family members and former birth mothers all on staff who can also share their prospective with you.