Our Courageous Birth Mothers
Today on the last day of May, the month we celebrate moms of all kinds, I want to close this month out by sharing just a bit more about amazing women who choose adoption for their children. In the last couple of weeks, I have had the privilege to be a part of two very courageous birth moms choice to place their children with loving adoptive families. I had a chance to speak to one of these ladies the other day after she left the hospital. One of the things she said was that she happened to look at the adoptive father as she was being wheeled out for her c section, and she was taken aback by the tears streaming down his face. She said she wondered why he was crying. I, of course being an adoptive parent myself, instantly knew why! The better question would be why wouldn't he be crying!?...[+]
Birth Mother's Day... From our Adoption Coordinator, Marilu
When I think of Birth Mother's Day coming up on May 13, the day before Mother's day, the word "Hero" comes to mind. It's appropriate for myself, as an adoptive parent, that Birth Mother's Day should come before Mother's Day. You see, had someone not made the choice to give me the privilege to parent my precious daughters, I would never had enjoyed celebrating a Mother's Day at all. I found various definitions for the word "Hero" in the dictionary and I found three words that mostly describe how I think of any birth mother that chooses to place her child for adoption. The words that stood out to me are Brave, Strong and Courageous. After many years of working along side birth mothers through their adoption journey, I have to say that I have found that those words apply not only to my...[+]
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...[+]