Our Adoption Journey

We were so grateful to find Marilu and Madonna and be able to work with them through our adoption process. They were an invaluable resource for us as we navigated this new territory, and it was clear they had respect for our family as well as incredible respect and love for the birth parents they worked with. Once we were matched with an expectant mother, they continued to help answer questions and take care of both of us, and they were responsive and available at a moment's notice when we had questions. Our daughter had some unexpected medical needs, and their compassion and care was so appreciated in those difficult days. Our baby is now thriving and we are so grateful for Madonna and Marilu's role in bringing her to us and caring for her birth mom.  - Adoptive Parents Ken and Rachael  ...[+]

Blessed By Adoption

A little over 2 years ago, I talked to Marilu for the first time and since that day, I have never forgotten the comfort and calm I found in her sweet voice. I think of her often and the way God uses her to spread His love. Marilu has a heart made of gold. She was instrumental in guiding us to our blessing of our amazing little boy. We feel forever indebted to her and the work that the Law Office Of Madonna Finney does. We are extremely thankful for them and all that they give to others. God has a special place set aside for them. Our son is 2 years old now and just the most amazing little guy you ever did meet. We cannot imagine life without him. His 3 sisters are still smitten. We are so thankful for Marilu and Madonna! - Adoptive mom, Anna ...[+]

My adoption questions were answered

There are so many unknowns in adoption and I can’t tell you how grateful I was to have Madonna, Marilu and their staff by my side throughout the process. My questions were answered, my phone calls/emails returned in a timely manner and I could tell the staff truly cared about our birth mom, the baby and us. I cannot speak highly enough of this firm. We will be forever grateful to them for helping to bring our daughter home! - Adoptive mom, Lindsay


Thank you Law Office of Madonna Finney

"It's hard for me to imagine an office with bigger hearts than what Marilu and Madonna have. Not only do they work with professional excellence, they pour out their hearts in love for the expectant moms and adoptive families they work with. I will never forget the first time I heard Marilu talk about our son's birth mom; it was clear to me through her kind and respectful words, that Marilu believes that birth moms are brave, selfless, and loving women. I had specifically prayed throughout our adoption process that God would bring the mom we would connect with to an office that would truly love her, support her, and encourage her. And I have no doubt that Madonna's office goes above and beyond to do that with each and every expectant mom they talk with. We can never thank the Law Office of ...[+]

Looking for Independent Adoption Center (IAC)?

Are you looking for Independent Adoption Center (IAC) or where you already work with them to put your baby up for adoption?  Do you have questions?  Do you not know where to turn? We can help you!  We are happy to speak with you and answer your questions.  We are an adoption law firm, with Board Certified Legal Staff and Social Workers dedicated to adoption.  Independent Adoption Center (IAC) closed their doors with no notice and filed for bankruptcy last week.  Are you one of the expectant mother or birth mothers working with IAC toward an adoption plan?  Or had you just contacted them to start the adoption process? The recent announcement by the Independent Adoption Center (IAC) of the permanent closing of IAC’s offices and programs throughout the United States and their filing bankruptc...[+]

Are you pregnant and considering adoption?

We are a small law firm of all women working in Florida offering adoption services with care, concern and a personal touch. Madonna and Marilu have worked together over 20 years assisting women making adoption plans. Madonna is a Board Certified Adoption Lawyer and Marilu is an Adoption Social Worker. We are available to speak with you, free of charge, and provide information concerning placing a child for adoption. You may call us anytime, toll-free at (888) 883-6830 or at (850) 577-3077. Ask for Marilu or Madonna. Our telephones are answered 24 hours a day. After hours, our answering service will assist in connecting you with us. Please remain on the line.  Our web site is www.madonnafinney.com.   We will try to give you the information you need to assist you in making the decisions that...[+]

THAT FIRST CALL, by Marilu, Adoption Coordinator

I want to give up my baby for adoption. Where do I turn? There are so many options of agencies and attorneys to choose from. How do I make the right choice?  Should I wait until I am further along in my pregnancy or should I call someone now?   Will these people judge me when I say I want to give up my baby for adoption? Will the person on the other end of the phone really understand what I'm going through? These are the questions that run through the mind of any woman considering placing her baby for adoption. I have worked with many, many birth moms over the years that after meeting with us and getting to know us, have shared with me the hesitation they felt  about making that first call to our firm.  So many wish they had done it earlier and avoided so much worry and fear!   When you ca...[+]

Fear, Expectations and Matters of the Heart

Fear, Expectations and Matters of the Heart By Marilu   Many of you may know that I am the proud adoptive mother of twin girls who are now 20 years old.  Like many of the adoptive parents we work with, I suffered infertility and failed pregnancies before looking to adoption as a way to become a parent.  After working with so many birth moms and adoptive parents, it's clear to me that both sides are walking a similar path, yet coming from a different direction.    It is safe to say that like many of the adoptive parents I have worked with, I had so much fear and so many unanswered questions about the process of adoption.  And as well, it's safe to say that any birth mom that I have worked with over the years has approached the idea of placing her child for adoption with similar fear, a...[+]

20 years of helping women make an adoption plan!

On January 2nd, 2018 I will have been the Adoption Coordinator at the Law Office of Madonna Finney for 20 years! When I sit back and think of all the birth moms I have worked with during those years, many who are still in touch with me, I feel very privileged that those courageous women allowed me to have so much insight into their lives and situations.  These ladies have allowed me to walk by them through a difficult time in their lives but through that I have witnessed true unselfish LOVE! I learned so much through these ladies but there is nothing like going through it yourself!    If you are considering adoption, I would love to connect you with one of the birth moms I have worked with, who would be glad to share their experiences with you and be an additional source of support and enc...[+]

Open Adoption

Recently, I was involved with a birth mother from Milton who made an open adoption plan for her unborn daughter.  Through the months, I witnessed the birth parents and the adoptive parents spending time together talking and getting to know each other as they prepared for the birth of this little girl.  It was an emotional situation for everyone, but even more than that, the love they had for this baby who was not even born yet, love became the common thread.  During the process, the adoptive parents grew to love this baby's birth mother and her siblings as well.  I saw open adoption really play out in an amazing way!    Even the birth mother's mother played a part and was reassured that her granddaughter would be so loved!  The birth mother's choice to place her child for adoption turned i...[+]