How Do I tell my children that I am parenting that I am placing the baby I am pregnant with for adoption?
Many birth moms ask how they should explain to their other children that the baby they are pregnant with is being placed for adoption? Our Adoption Coordinator, Marilu, has answered this question. Birth Moms explaining adoption to their older children by Marilu, Adoption Coordinator at the Law Firm of Madonna M. Finney It can be difficult for a birth mother to answer that question. I recommend being as truthful as possible while keeping your response age appropriate. I believe children are looking for simple answers and the reassurance that you, as their mother, are okay with this plan and that nothing in their world will change. In so many of the adoptions we see, the adoptive parents and birth parents come to agree on a significant degree of openness after placement. Some birth moms ha...[+]
Why work with us?
Why work with us? The Law Office of Madonna Finney is a small law firm, specializing in adoption, and offering adoption services with care, concern and professionalism. Adoption law is all that we do and we've been handling adoptions in Florida since 1995. Ms. Finney is one of a few Board Certified Adoption Attorneys in Florida. We've been handling adoptions in Florida since 1995. We will ensure you receive the help you and your baby need, which may include housing, food, toiletries, clothing, cell phone, transportation, medical care and counseling. We work with women all over Florida including Pensacola, Milton, Crestview, Niceville, Ft. Walton Beach, DeFuniak Springs, Pt. St. Joe, Apalachicola, Carrabelle, Madison, Perry, Lake City, Gainesville and Ocala. ...[+]
National Adoption Month
Are you facing an unplanned pregnancy?
Are you unsure what to do? Are you facing an unplanned pregnancy? Are you considering giving up your baby for adoption? Help is available? We work with women all over Florida including Pensacola, Milton, Crestview, Niceville, Ft. Walton Beach, DeFuniak Springs, Apalachicola, Perry, Lake City, Gainesville and Ocala. We understand that your pregnancy may not be what you had planned at this time. You do have options and one loving option to consider is adoption. Adoption is a selfless act of love, which may place the needs of your baby above your own. You are not alone, you may call us any time at (888)883-6830 and discuss the options and birth mother benefits available. We are a small Florida licensed firm, specializing in adoption and are dedicated to offering adoption service...[+]
Gov. Scott Proclaims November as Florida Adoption Month
National Adoption Month
In celebration of National Adoption Month, well known football coach, Tony Dungy and DCF Secretary Carroll write about the importance of adoption and fostering.
Parents Meet Their Adopted Daughter for the First Time
After a nearly year-long adoption process, the call finally came on July 21. Sarah and David Olson flew from their home in Minnesota the next day to meet their new baby girl, Tilly Pearl – and a photographer captured it all. "We prayed that God would bring us a little girl, and there she was, all five lbs. of her." Sarah said. "Within a split second of holding her, we couldn't imagine life without her." The couple had always wanted three children, David tells PEOPLE. Looking to make their family complete, David, 38, and Sarah, 31, turned to adoption. The journey culminated in their first encounter with little Tilly Heartwarming photos taken by the couple's friend, Minnesota photographer Kristen Prosser, show the moment the two parents laid eyes on the infant, born on July 18. Prosser wrote...[+]
Meet Two Of The First Gay Dads To Foster-To-Adopt In Florida
In this installment of the Huffington Post Gay Voices RaiseAChild.US “Let Love Define Family™” series, contributing writer David Humiston is inspired by two foster and adoptive dads in Tallahassee, Florida, and shares their story. Inspiration is a living thing. In the act of making ordinary people do extraordinary things, it gets passed on. Those inspired become those that inspire and, in this way, one candle is used to light another. Couples like Daniel Nurse and his husband, Casanova, a thirtysomething couple from Tallahassee, Florida, are inspiring. Together since 2006 and married on Valentine’s Day of this year, Danny has taken on the Florida House Judiciary Committee (testimony against anti-gay adoption, i.e., Bill 7111), biased caseworkers and even an attorney who initially (and ille...[+]
How Adoption Helped Me Learn the True Meaning of Courage
It’s 3:24 a.m., and she’s crying. Loud. I roll out of bed and push my frazzled hair out of my face. Using a flashlight from my iPhone, I dodge dozens of toys and stuffed Elmos sprawled on the floor. We’ve got to get rid of some of these, I think to myself for the millionth time. I shuffle into the kitchen, shake up a bottle and tiptoe quietly into her room. “Shhhhhhh…It’s okay, baby girl. Momma’s here,” I tell my 5-month old who’s impatiently screaming for something to eat. I reach into her crib and gently pick her up, praying her big sis stays asleep. Her head nestles under my neck as she catches her breath and calms down. Groggy, I take a deep breath, sigh and close my eyes. God, I’m exhausted. I’m worn. Give me the courage to face this day so early in the morning . . . And then it happe...[+]