May 6, 2022 Birth Mothers
Questions About Unplanned Pregnancy in Florida: What is “Proof of Pregnancy,” and Why is it Required to Make an Adoption Plan?
If you’re facing an unplanned pregnancy in Florida, you may be considering adoption as one of your pregnancy options. It’s important to know that if you do choose to make an adoption plan in Florida, you will need to provide proof of pregnancy. Let’s break down what that means.
What is a “Proof of Pregnancy?
A proof of pregnancy is a document verified by medical staff stating that you have received a positive pregnancy test and highlights your estimated due date or the date you can expect to deliver your baby. If you’re pursuing an adoption plan with a private adoption agency in Florida, this may be required.
What kind of test is done to show “Proof of Pregnancy?
There are 2 types of pregnancy tests – urine and blood tests. Pregnancy tests find the presence of human chorionic gonadotropin hormone (HCG). This is a hormone made by the placenta about 10 days after fertilization. You may also get a sonogram, also referred to as an ultrasound. ACF Adoptions in Florida will accept any of the three types of proof of pregnancy.
If you’re experiencing an unplanned pregnancy in Florida and wish to make an adoption with ACF, we require a proof of pregnancy for several reasons. First, it allows us to know how far along you are in your pregnancy. This information lets us know if you’re eligible to receive financial assistance, which begins in your second trimester. Around this time, we can also begin showing you adoptive family profiles. Secondly, it would provide us with some important background, like the gender of the baby and whether or not you are pregnant with multiples. This sort of information is important to hopeful adoptive parents, and would help better match you with the right family.
Need Help with an Unplanned Pregnancy in Florida?
If you’re facing an unplanned pregnancy in Florida and need to get a “proof of pregnancy” prior to making an adoption plan, ACF Adoptions would be happy to help. We can refer you to a doctor or nurse, a pregnancy center or community clinic in your area. Need help getting to a clinic or pregnancy center? ACF Adoptions can help arrange transportation.
ACF Adoptions is available to answer any questions you have about proof of pregnancy. Everything is confidential. ACF Adoptions offer free counseling and other resources through the adoption social workers in our agency, but we can also link you to professionals in your community at no extra cost to you. We’re here for you 24/7, 365 days a year. We are here to help.
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