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Adoption During Difficult Circumstances [Pregnant and Homeless, Addicted, and more]

How Adoption is Always an Option

When an unplanned pregnancy occurs during difficult life circumstances, it can seem like your world has been turned upside down. You may be searching for help, wondering what your options are. If you are considering adoption for your baby but in a difficult situation, you’re likely asking questions like: 

No matter your personal situation, it is essential to know that adoption is always an option.  

For over 30 years, American Adoptions has helped birth mothers from all walks of life complete successful placements through our agency — we are here to help you as well. This guide explains how even if you are pregnant and homeless, experiencing a drug addiction while pregnant, considering putting a child for adoption without U.S. citizenship in Florida, or something entirely different, how adoption is always an option, the benefits it can provide, and how the process works in Florida. 

If you have questions about unplanned pregnancy and if adoption is the best choice for you under your current circumstances, you can always call 1-800-ADOPTION or fill out this online form to get in touch with an adoption specialist.  

Until then, continue reading to learn more about placing a child for adoption under challenging circumstances. 

Choosing Adoption in Difficult Circumstances

American Adoptions is committed to helping every woman and child through adoption — no matter how complex your current situation may be. Below, you will find some of the most common circumstances we have helped prospective birth mothers during and how adoption may be the best opportunity for your baby during these troubling times.

Homeless and Pregnant Adoption in Florida

Being homeless and pregnant can be a scary experience. When you choose adoption for your baby, you have the potential for housing assistance so that you don’t have to worry about where you will be staying each day and can experience the best living environment during your pregnancy.

If you are experiencing homelessness, you are likely concerned about medical bills and how you will obtain the proper care for your pregnancy and baby. Gain peace of mind knowing that adoption is always 100% free and covers costs of medical bills, legal fees, counseling services, and more. 

Another valuable benefit of adoption is your eligibility for financial assistance. The purpose of this assistance is to help cover costs such as: 

  • Necessities such as food, clothing, and personal care items
  • Car payments  
  • Utility and phone bills  
  • Much more  

Your specific situation will determine what type of assistance is needed and the amount you may be entitled to. This is handled through the Florida court system, but your adoption specialist from American Adoptions will do everything to make sure you receive your full amount.

Our goal for you as a prospective birth mother is to be able to focus on a healthy pregnancy in a comfortable lifestyle. American Adoptions is here to offer help for homeless pregnant mothers in Florida by providing all of the services needed to achieve this goal. 

Call us at 1-800-ADOPTION, or fill out this online form to learn how we can assist you as you begin your adoption journey and to get answers to any questions you may have as a homeless pregnant woman looking at adoption.

Adoption for Pregnant Women Addicted to Drugs in Florida 

As a pregnant woman addicted to drugs, you may have concerns that adoption is not an option due to your addiction. We want to be clear: no matter your situation, adoption is always an option for you and your baby. Any information obtained about your current or previous drug use will remain private and used solely for the purposes of finding a family best equipped to adopt your baby.

By making the brave and selfless decision to place your child for adoption, you are putting their needs first during one of the most challenging decisions and times of your life. We are here to help you with all of your adoption needs and guide you to resources to help you recover from or overcome your addiction.

Call 1-800-ADOPTION or fill out this online form to get more information about how American Adoptions can help if you are struggling with addiction while pregnant in Florida.

Adoption for Pregnant Women without U.S. Citizenship in Florida 

Putting a child up for adoption without U.S. citizenship can seem like a troubling experience. You may be worried that you will be turned into the government or that you and your baby will be deported. Fear not, putting a child up for adoption without U.S. citizenship in Florida is not only an option, but is a fairly common occurrence. Adoption paperwork is always confidential, meaning at no point will your information be passed on to law enforcement, nor will it be released without your consent. 

If you are wondering, “Can you give up a baby for adoption if you are on a travel visa?” the answer is yes. If your child is born in the United States, they have the right to be adopted just like any other baby. 

Whether you live in the United States undocumented or have a travel visa, you can place your child for adoption — and American Adoptions is here to help you do so. With over 30 years of experience, we are well versed in assisting women who are putting a child up for adoption without U.S. citizenship. 

Call 1-800- ADOPTION to learn more about how we can help you begin your adoption journey today. Translators are available as needed to answer any questions you may have. 

Adoption for Prospective Birth Mothers in Jail 

If you are considering adoption in jail or prison in Florida, you may question if it is even possible to place a baby for adoption in your situation. Although there will be some differences in the process due to restrictions, if you are pregnant in prison or jail, like all women, you have the right to choose adoption for your baby.  

American Adoptions has helped women in all different situations, including those in jail and prison, successfully place their children for adoption — we are here to help you as well. If you are considering adoption in jail or prison, call 1-800-ADOPTION to speak with a professional about your situation and to learn more about how we can help you with adoption assistance in prison. 

Adoption for People with an Existing CPS Case 

A common question our adoption specialists hear is, “Do I have the right to adopt my child out when there is a CPS case involved?” The answer is yes, but with one stipulation.

If there is an existing Child Protective Services case open is for one of your other children, you can place a different child (like a newborn baby) for adoption through private adoption.

However, if you are hoping to place a child for adoption who is currently involved in an open CPS case, or after social workers have taken them, you cannot place them for adoption.  

The goal of adoption is to provide the best opportunity for your baby with a family that will love and care for them throughout their life. No matter your situation, if you think this is the best path for your baby, contact an adoption specialist by filling out this form, or calling 1-800-ADOPTION to get more information about your options for adoption, even if CPS is or has been involved. 

Contact American Adoptions 

If you are in a difficult circumstance and facing an unplanned pregnancy, know that you do not have to go through it alone. American Adoptions is here to help guide you in any way possible and provide the best opportunities for you and your baby. 

Give us a call at 1-800-ADOPTION, or fill out this form to learn more about the options you have available and how we can help you pursue them. Times may be tough now, but brighter days are ahead, let American Adoptions help you see the light.

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