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Your Hospital Plan: Preparing for Your Hospital Stay

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If you are a birth mother who has chosen adoption for your baby, it’s natural for you to have questions and concerns about the hospital stay for your delivery. American Adoptions is here to ease your concerns by helping you create an adoption birth plan in Florida. During this plan, with the assistance of your adoption specialist, you will be in charge of deciding:

  • The hospital where you would prefer to deliver your baby.
  • How you want your delivery to take place — who you want in the room, if you prefer any medication, and other details.
  • How you would prefer placement to occur, and the level of interaction you want with your baby and the adoptive family.
  • Many other important details.

Even though you are in charge, you’re not alone, because our team will be there to provide all of the support you need.

This guide explains what a Florida newborn adoption birth plan is, the importance of having a hospital plan in place, how to make one, and more. If you have any questions about the hospital stay during your pregnancy or any other adoption-related questions, you can call 1-800-ADOPTION or fill out our online form to get the answers you need. 

Until then, continue reading to learn more about your adoption hospital plan in Florida.

What is an Adoption Hospital Plan in Florida?

When you decide adoption is the best choice for your baby and work with American Adoptions, you begin making an adoption plan which covers the details of your adoption based on your preferences and goals. Your adoption hospital plan is very similar and included in this process. 

Working alongside your adoption specialist, you will discuss details of your hospital stay and delivery to help eliminate any confusion or added stress when the time comes to deliver your baby. These decisions will be based on your personal preferences and will cover all details of your time in the hospital, both pre-and post-placement.

Your adoption specialist will go in-depth to determine your wishes on details such as: 

  • The hospital where you would prefer to receive your medical treatment and deliver your child.
  • Transportation to and from the hospital.
  • Do you plan on using pain medicine during delivery?
  • Who would you prefer to be in the delivery room with you?
  • Do you want to nurse your baby?
  • The amount of interaction you want with your baby, the adoptive family, and your baby with the adoptive family.
  • Which members of your support system will be with you at the hospital? If you have children, do you want them to be at the hospital?
  • Your preferences on photos of you with your baby, you with the adoptive family, and you with your baby and the adoptive family. 
  • Do you want to leave anything for your child or the adoptive family? 
  • Do you want to leave the hospital before or after your baby? 
  • And many other details.

Although this may seem like a lot to determine, your adoption specialist is here to help. Remember, you are in complete control of your adoption experience, but you are not alone. This includes the adoption hospital plan in Florida.

How to Make Your Florida Adoption Hospital Plan with an Adoption Agency [Feel Supported, Confident and Safe]

With over 30 years of experience, American Adoptions has helped thousands of birth mothers successfully plan their hospital stay — we are certain we can help you also.  

With a staff made up of adoptees, birth mothers, and adoptive parents, we can relate to the thoughts and feelings you may be experiencing because we have been there before. One of our birth parent specialists, Michelle, explains her adoption story here

“It has been a very successful adoption and even though I do miss him a lot, I have all the support I could possibly ask for.,” Michelle said.

Because of the positive impact adoption had on her child and her life, she wants to help birth mothers with their adoption journeys. 

“I am available to answer any questions that arise, particularly from birth moms, as I have been in your shoes and know how you are feeling,” Michelle said. 

You can reach Michelle directly with any questions about the adoption process, unplanned pregnancy, or the Florida adoption hospital plan you may have.     

Once you have a plan in place, both the adoptive family and the staff at the hospital you have chosen will be informed of your decisions to be sure your preferences are being met and to avoid any confusion. If you have questions about what an adoption birth plan is or adoption specialist involvement in making a birthing plan with adoptive parents, call 1-800-ADOPTION or fill out our online form to learn more. 

When and Why You Need to Create an Adoption Birth Plan in Florida

We cannot stress it enough, as the birth mother, you are in complete control of your newborn adoption birth plan — this includes when and why you decide to create such a plan. 

With so many details, it is important for you to fully understand what all is involved during your hospital stay, and to be as prepared as possible. Many pregnant women begin to plan for their hospital stay early on, finalizing the details closer to their due date. Others prefer to wait until they have an adoptive family picked out, are confident in their decision, and are towards the end of their pregnancy.  Some birth mothers even create a newborn adoption birth plan while in the hospital.

This decision is all up to your personal preference and your adoption specialist will be available to help whenever you are ready to begin planning. There is no set timeline on when a plan is put into place, even if that means deciding on your way to the hospital. Although your specialist will not be able to fully prepare you for the physical and emotional experience of childbirth during adoption, having a newborn adoption birth plan in place will help you feel more confident and at ease when the time comes to deliver your baby. 

Can You Change Your Adoption Hospital Birth Plan in Florida? 


Life is constantly changing. How you may feel about a certain decision one day, could be completely different from the next — and that is perfectly fine!

Maybe you are uncertain of how you will handle the emotions of childbirth and placement? Maybe at the start of your hospital planning, you weren't overly close to the adoptive family, but now you are? Whatever reasons you have for wanting to make changes to your adoption birth plan, you call the shots and can change your mind at any time.  

By keeping an open line of communication with your adoption specialist, you can make sure these changes take place. Your adoption professional will make sure your plan is updated, and that both the hospital staff and the adoptive family are informed of any changes you make.

No matter how minor or big of a change you want to implement, you are in control of that decision and your adoption specialist will be there to support you along the way.

Your Next Steps 

Adoption is a brave and selfless decision — one you should not have to experience alone. Creating a hospital plan doesn’t have to occur by yourself either. American Adoptions is here to make sure you receive the best support you need throughout your entire adoption journey, including when the time comes to deliver your baby.

To learn more, call 1-800-ADOPTION or fill out this online form to get more information. A specialist will be more than happy to provide you with answers to any questions you may have about your Florida adoption birth plan or to help you start planning one today.

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