Pregnancy is beautiful, whether planned or unplanned. Sometimes the unplanned causes us to face some big decisions. If you are unable to parent, no matter the reason, we want you to know that you are not alone. Kim Gossett Adoption Attorney and staff are always here to help you decide what is best for you and your child. If you have recently become pregnant and need assistance in deciding whether adoption is right for you and your baby, give us a call today!
A legally recognized, lifelong relationship between an adoptee (child being adopted) and their adoptive parents, where the adoptive parents assume all legal rights and responsibilities of a child as if they were biologically theirs.
Adoption is a way for you to give your child a chance at a life full of opportunity, resources, and unlimited love, from both you and your adoptive family. It is a difficult decision to make, but will be one of the most selfless things you could ever do. Not only will you be giving your child the best life they could have, you are completing a family who are so joyfully willing to accept a child into their home. The Law Office of Kim Gossett is focused on supporting Birth Mothers through every step of the adoption process and connecting you with the best fit of an adoptive family for your child.
We want you to select the adoptive family! We encourage you to meet the family and get to know them before birth, which we can arrange. You will be involved every step of the way.
We are happy to work with you regardless of your Birth Father situation, addiction issues, health conditions, etc. We never judge.
Our LCSW is here to support you throughout your pregnancy and for your lifetime. We have free counseling and case management services. We are here to encourage your life betterment, pre-and-post adoption!
As allowed by Florida law, we can provide you with weekly gift cards to cover living expenses. This includes rent, utilities, medical bills, gas mileage, clothing, and food. We also provide transportation. Our driver will take you to and from doctors appointments and counseling sessions.
Our Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Kathleen, provides free case management, counseling, and therapy sessions every other week or as needed to ensure that you and your child are fully supported throughout your pregnancy and lifetime.
We work with adoptive agencies from all over Florida and the U.S. All of our families are home study approved and ready to joyfully welcome a child into their home! We will help you find the perfect fit for your child.
Once the baby is born, we will handle the finalization of the adoption process, including terminating parental rights. The legal process of adoption can be grueling but you won't ever have to worry. We want you to focus on your adoption, we will handle the rest!
The first step is to send you for an ultrasound for proof of pregnancy. This helps us determine what stage of pregnancy you are in and what you and your child's health needs will be during the pregnancy. You are more than welcome to bring your loved ones with you to your ultrasound.
After your ultrasound, we will set up a time for you to come in and meet with us. We will talk about what to expect during the adoption, address your questions and concerns, specify your adoptive family preferences, financial need, and birth father situation. If you are ready to begin the process, we will start with the beginning paperwork.
If you need transportation to and from your consultation (and future meetings), our driver is available to you free of charge!
Based on your financial need, we will develop a budget for you. We understand that you may be struggling. We can provide financial assistance with your living and medical expenses, as allowed by Florida law. This can include rent, utilities, clothing, and food. Additionally, we can aid with transportation, cell phone service, case management and counseling.
In addition to ensuring your needs are met during your pregnancy, we are here to support you in all other aspects of your life, as well. We hold counseling sessions every other Friday with our LCSW Kathleen and Birth Mother support groups every month. We also have free case management services to help you achieve self-sufficiency post-pregnancy.
We will help you find the perfect fit for your child! All of our families are home study approved and ready to welcome a new baby into their lives! We want you to make the decision of who you place your child with. Once you select a family, we will arrange a "match lunch," where you will get a chance to meet the family and really get to know them, if you are comfortable.
We encourage open adoptions, as they have been proven beneficial for all parts of the adoption triad. However, we fully support your decision to a semi-open or closed adoption.
You can choose which hospital you would like to deliver at. We will help you make decisions regarding involvement of the adoptive parents during delivery. We want you to be as comfortable as possible.
After birth, we will handle all of the legal steps to finalize the adoption.
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