What is an adoption plan?

If you have considered placing your child for adoption, you have likely heard the term “adoption plan.”  What does this mean? Who makes the plan?

You may assume that an adoption plan is made by the adoptive family, but it is the expectant mother who should be making the decisions all the way through the time that the consent to the adoption is signed. This includes, but is not limited to: 1) choosing medical professionals and hospital for delivery; 2) choosing an adoptive family and deciding whether you want to meet them or speak with them prior to the birth of the child; 3) making a plan for delivery; 4) deciding what you want your hospital stay to look like, e.g., do you want the adoptive family present? Do you want the child in your room?, along with many more decisions.  You should also be discussing your preferences for an open adoption.

While the expectant and birth parent(s) will have support from adoption professionals, they should always know that these decisions belong to them.

Our firm can discuss an adoption plan with you, and can meet with you within 24 hours in the areas of Stuart, Fort Pierce, Port St Lucie, Melbourne, Cocoa, Okeechobee, Indiantown and surrounding areas.  We can also assist expectant mothers throughout the state of Florida.


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