No-cost birth mother services Your adoption options include: Choosing an open adoption or closed adoption (or a variation)Helping you find adoptive parents for your childMeeting and getting to know the adoptive parentsReceiving photos and updates for at least 18 years after placementDirect contact with and help from a board certified adoption attorney and a team of women advisorsOne-on-one counseling with an experienced adoption counselor who will put your needs first You’ll receive adoption support and other benefits, all at no cost to you, including: Money to pay rent, utilities and other household expenses Transportation Medical care for yourself and your baby Maternity clothing Cell phone and service Once you begin the adoption process, Michael and his team will help with all aspects of your daily life. With offices in Jacksonville and Daytona Beach, you’ll get personalized and confidential advice and services to conveniently meet all of your local needs. He also offers support systems for family and friends who may need help understanding or accepting your adoption decision. With more than 25 years of adoption experience, here’s why birth mothers choose Michael Shorstein and his firm: Financial and living assistance: You’ll receive help with living expenses (including housing, meals, clothes, cell phone, transportation and other items if needed)—all at no cost to you.Medical: We engage a third party agency to ensure you qualify for Medicaid, which pays for all birth expenses. Any uncovered expenses are paid by the adoptive parents.Counseling: You can count on confidential and personal assistance from board certified adoption attorneys, female advisors and counselors, plus full support systems for family and friends who may need help accepting your adoption decision.Responsiveness: When you need us, we’re here for you.Caring: Michael and his team are truly kind, compassionate and concerned for you and your baby. Experience it for yourself.Confidentiality: Your privacy is of the utmost importance. The information you provide to us stays between us.Experience: Since 1992, Michael has successfully helped more than 2,500 birth mothers and adoptive parents. As a board certified adoption attorney, he can help you take full advantage of all the protections the law allows. While there are many good adoption agencies licensed by the state, they may not have as much experience as an attorney focused solely on adoption law.Location: With offices in Jacksonville and Daytona Beach, you get personalized service that’s convenient for you. You’ll also have access to local social workers, doctors, hospitals and other professionals.