BIRTH PARENTS RIGHTS

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  • To work with a licensed or certified social worker or counselor who specializes in adoption and birth parent counseling
  • Be treated with dignity and respect
  • Confidentiality
  • Receive services regardless of race, religion, ethnicity or medical disabilities
  • Make a decision free of coercion or pressure
  • Make their own choices about parenting, adoption openness and selection of a family
  • Develop your own birth and hospital plan including time spent with your baby

 

  • The right and responsibility to know Florida law regarding adoption
  • The right and responsibility to be informed about options available and to be referred to other social services for further assistance
  • Have counseling throughout the pregnancy and as long as requested after the birth of the child
  • Develop your own birth and hospital plan including time spent with your baby
  • Know that receiving financial assistance during pregnancy does not mean that you have to place your child

ADOPTIVE PARENTS RIGHTS

  • To work with a licensed or certified social worker or counselor who specializes with specific training in the field of adoption/licensed adoption agency
  • Be treated with dignity and respect
  • Confidentiality
  • Make their own choice about adoption openness and history of the child they want to adopt
  • Have education to prepare them as adoptive parents
  • Have a pre-placement homestudy conducted in a timely and professional manner with complete information

BIRTH FATHER RIGHTS

In order to protect any rights he may have, the father of your baby must assume the responsibilities of being the father. If you choose to make an adoption plan together, he can participate in selecting the family, and other available options of commnuication. If he choose not to participate, but is in agreement, he can sign documents before the baby is born and relinquish his rights. If you are unable to provide the identity of the father, you can still proceed with an adoption plan

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