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5 Things you Need to Know About Placing a 2nd Child for Adoption

Whether it is your first, second, or third, an unplanned pregnancy can throw a wrench in your life's plans. When you are faced with your second or third unplanned pregnancy, it can leave you searching for options and asking question like:  

  • Is putting a second child up for adoption in Florida an option? (Adoption is always an option.) 
  • Is there help on how to explain putting a baby up for adoption to my older kids? (Absolutely, and we can help.) 
  • Are there things that can help with how to cope with an unplanned third pregnancy? (There are ways to cope.)

Questions like these are very common, but it is important to know that you are not alone during this troublesome time. American Adoptions is here to help. We have created this guide to help explain how adoption is always an option, no matter if it is your second or fifth child. We have trained professionals who can provide assistance with explaining your adoption decision to your older children or to help you cope with your unplanned pregnancy.

This guide has everything you need to know about putting a second child up for adoption, or a third, or more.

You can always call 1-800-ADOPTION or fill out this online form to get more information about your options for your specific situation. Professionals will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have and provide any guidance you may need.

In the meantime, please continue reading for five things you need to know about adoption when dealing with more than one unplanned pregnancy. 

Adoption is Always an Option — American Adoptions is Here to Help

Experiencing an unplanned pregnancy can quickly make it seem as if your life is out of control. If you have had an unplanned pregnancy in the past or are uncertain your situation will allow you to pursue adoption, you can rest easy knowing that adoption is always an option. 

The purpose of adoption is to provide your baby the best life of opportunities with a loving and supportive family. No matter if you are experiencing an unplanned second pregnancy or coping with an unplanned third pregnancy, when you choose adoption for your baby, you are doing so out of love for your child – you want what is best for them. This is why adoption is always an option.  

It doesn't matter how many times you choose or have chosen adoption, one of the largest benefits for you is that there are no costs involved for birth mothers. When you choose adoption for your baby, it is always free. Just like your previous adoption, you will work with an adoption specialist and begin creating your adoption plan.

No matter your situation, American Adoptions is here to help. Call 1-800-ADOPTION or fill out this online form to get in touch with an adoption specialist and discuss your adoption options in Florida.  

How to Place a 2nd, 3rd, or 4th Child for Adoption 

Now that you know adoption is always an option, no matter your situation, you are likely wondering, "Are there are any differences in the process when giving a second or third child up for adoption in Florida?”

No, there are not. Although every adoption situation is unique and will play out slightly differently, the process itself will be the same as your first or second adoption and can be broken down into five steps

Choosing adoption for your baby can be a very emotional decision — one nobody should have to make alone. With over 30 years of experience as one of the largest domestic infant adoption agencies in the United States, American Adoptions is here to help ensure you don't have to experience giving a second child up for adoption on your own. 

Although we are here to help guide you along every step of the way, you will always be in complete control of your adoption. Working with your adoption specialist, you will create an adoption plan which will outline topics like: 

  • Your preferences on the type of family you hope to find for your baby.
  • Your needs for financial assistance and how to ensure you are receiving the full amount you are entitled to. 
  • The type of relationship you want to have with the adoptive family and your child after placement has occurred.
  • Other details to help avoid any confusion or miscommunication  

In addition to adoption planning, you will receive the services you need so that your adoption runs as smoothly as possible and all of your needs are met. Some of those services include:

  • Counseling and 24/7 support services. Because not all questions or concerns happen during business hours, we give you access to the resources you need, no matter when you need them.
  • Assistance helping you find hopeful adoptive family profiles. Viewing profiles of families that match your preferences makes it easier to select the adoptive family for your baby.
  • Partnering you with legal representation. To ensure all steps are being completed legally and ethically, we will provide you with the best adoption attorney.
  • And many others    

Adoption is a life-changing decision — one you want to comfortable and confident in making. American Adoptions is here to put your needs first and provide the support you need as you make this brave and selfless decision for your baby. Call 1-800-ADOPTION or fill out this form to get more information about putting a 2nd child up for adoption in Florida.

Counseling is Available Today 

The emotional aspects that facing a second, third, or fourth unplanned pregnancy can create can be difficult to manage. Placing a child for adoption is equally as challenging. For these reasons,  adoption counseling and support is available throughout your pregnancy and well after placement. 

American Adoptions offers a 24/7 hotline so that adoption professionals are always available to answer any questions or concerns you may have, no matter when you have them. Our professionals have over 30 years of experience in handling unplanned pregnancy and adoption and are here to help you through even your most challenging days. During your pregnancy and after placement, they will be by your side to help in any way possible, offer tips for coping with an unplanned second pregnancy, or guide you to support groups and other resources you may need. 

Having a support system in place during what can be such an emotional time helps provide the confidence you need throughout your pregnancy and adoption process. Give us a call at 1-800-ADOPTION to learn more about counseling options if you are facing a second unwanted pregnancy.  

How to Explain Putting a Baby Up for Adoption in Florida to your Older Kids 

One of the most common questions we hear from prospective birth mothers considering adoption is, "How to explain their adoption decision to their children?

Just like every adoption situation is unique, each emotional response from your children will vary as well. Nobody knows your children better than you, but that doesn't mean there aren't helpful hints on discussing your adoption decision with your children. Some of the most common tips include: 

  • Do not keep your pregnancy or adoption plan a secret. Even if you are fully honest, but it's months down the road, there may be some resentment. The quicker they know, the less betrayed or lied to they will feel.  
  • Using positive adoption language. The more positivity you can use, the better chance they will agree, approve and encourage this decision. 
  • Explain the benefits of adoption for everyone involved. 
  • Involve them in the process and keep them updated along the way.

These are just a few tips for telling your children. Keep in mind, your adoption specialist will always be available with helpful insight, and if necessary, to help inform your kids about your adoption plan — so you won't have to face this on your own. 

You Control Your Decision

Although this may sound simple, it is essential to know, you are in complete control of your decision to pursue adoption. Nobody can force you into choosing to give up a second child for adoption, if you are considering placing a third child up for adoption or considering adoption for your second unplanned pregnancy, we are here to help discuss your options., but only you are the one who can make the final decision.  

Call American Adoptions at 1-800-ADOPTION or fill out our online form to talk to a professional about your options for adoption in Florida or to begin planning your adoption journey.

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