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If you are looking to adopt a child, please fill out the form here.

Contacting us is confidential
and in no way obligates you to
choose adoption.

Whether you are ready to take the next step in your adoption decision or just want to learn more about choosing adoption for your baby in Florida, our team is always available to further discuss the benefits of adoption.

If you are facing an unplanned pregnancy and thinking about adoption, you came to the right place – we are here to help you in any way we can. It is normal to have fears, anxieties, and questions about this decision. This is why our team is available at any time, 24/7, to answer your questions, talk to you about adoption and let you know how our agency can help. We can help you find the best adoptive family for your baby.

Services

Our Birth Mother Services

Financial Support

The adoption process can be an overwhelming time. Making an adoption plan allows you to receive assistance with some pregnancy-related financial needs, including housing, utilities, medical care, maternity clothing, and groceries. Assistance with living expenses can even extend for a few weeks after delivery. All financial support we provide complies with guidelines set forth by Florida Law.

Medical Support

Our team will make sure you have access to the medical care you need during your pregnancy and can help you identify a medical provider in your area. We can cover costs of your care and help with transportation to and from appointments. We work out all the details of obtaining care and appointments for the women we work with.

Housing

We will make sure you have a safe and secure place to live. We can also assist you with identifying and applying for housing. We can help cover the costs of rent and utilities during your pregnancy and for a few weeks after your delivery.

Transportation

We can help with your transportation needs throughout your pregnancy, including transportation to doctor appointments, work, grocery shopping, or other places you need to go. We want this time to be as smooth as possible for you.

Counseling Support

Your life matters to us. We offer one-on-one support and counseling during your pregnancy, post-partum, and for years to come. We are here to support you and based on your needs and desires, walking with you in the here and now. We would be honored to dream with you about your future. We are available to you any time during the day or night.

Services

Our Birth Mother Services

Financial Support

The adoption process can be an overwhelming time. Making an adoption plan allows you to receive assistance with some pregnancy-related financial needs, including housing, utilities, medical care, maternity clothing, and groceries. Assistance with living expenses can even extend for a few weeks after delivery. All financial support we provide complies with guidelines set forth by Florida Law.

Medical Support

Medical Support

Our team will make sure you have access to the medical care you need during your pregnancy and can help you identify a medical provider in your area. We can cover costs of your care and help with transportation to and from appointments. We work out all the details of obtaining care and appointments for the women we work with.

Housing

We will make sure you have a safe and secure place to live. We can also assist you with identifying and applying for housing. We can help cover the costs of rent and utilities during your pregnancy and for a few weeks after your delivery.

Transportation

We can help with your transportation needs throughout your pregnancy, including transportation to doctor appointments, work, grocery shopping, or other places you need to go. We want this time to be as smooth as possible for you.

Counseling Support

Counseling Support

Your life matters to us. We offer one-on-one support and counseling during your pregnancy, post-partum, and for years to come. We are here to support you and based on your needs and desires, walking with you in the here and now. We would be honored to dream with you about your future. We are available to you any time during the day or night.

Waiting Families

In addition to the families highlighted here, we have plenty of families who are eagerly waiting to welcome a baby into their life. Please get in touch with us anytime to know more about our pre-screened loving families.

Process

5 Steps For Birth Mother

Contact Us

ASC is available 24/7, call or text us now.

Talk To An Adoption Counselor

All information shared is confidential

Select An Adoptive Family

You decide the right family for your child

Complete Your Adoption Plan

We are here to financially and emotional support you as you make your adoption plan.

Post Placement Support

We feel our relationship is a lifetime journey, we are dedicated to your success

Frequently Asked Questions

Mothers sign adoption consents 48 hours after the birth of the baby or on the day they are discharged from a licensed hospital or birthing center. Fathers can sign an affidavit before the birth of the baby, or adoption consents any time after the birth of the baby.
Yes, the Florida Safe Haven law allows a parent to bring a child within 7 days of birth to a hospital or fire station for the purpose of adoption. You have the right to remain anonymous and no questions will be asked.
It is never too late to make an adoption plan. We can work with you to create a plan for a baby or child.

Yes, Florida law allows you to choose a private adoption for your child(ren). We will file a Motion to Intervene so we can advocate for you. Through private adoption, you can choose and meet the adoptive family and receive pictures and letters throughout your child’s growing up years.

Yes, most moms choosing adoption want to choose the family that they feel will be best suited to parent their child. We have many wonderful families waiting to be chosen.
Yes, this is your adoption plan and your wishes will be honored.
Florida adoption statutes give us the tools to properly and timely address the birth father’s legal rights. We respect his role in adoption planning and will discuss the best way to work through this process with him.
There is no cost to the mom or dad placing their child for adoption.
Florida law allows us to assist the mother of the baby with reasonable living expenses during the pregnancy and for 6 weeks post-partum. This assistance comes from the adoptive family, through the agency.

Please call ASC and one of our counselors will be happy to talk with you about your specific situation. You may also choose to register on the Florida Adoption Reunion Registry.

Adoption Stories

When I first called Adoption by Shepherd Care, I didn’t even know what questions to ask…

My caseworker was very caring and made me feel comfortable, and she didn’t try to sell me on the idea of adoption. She gave me a lot of information and in time I did decide that it was the best decision for me and my baby. I am so glad that I called Adoption by Shepherd Care and that they worked with me even though I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do.

Taneisha

When I first called Adoption by Shepherd Care, I didn’t even know what questions to ask…

I had three children who all lived with me. Another baby would have been too much for me, a single mother. I was working but I was already having a hard time providing for the family that I have. It’s not only about the finances, but there’s also a lot more to it. I chose adoption and even though it was hard I never regretted my decision. Just because a decision is really hard doesn’t mean it is the wrong decision. Adoption was the best thing I could do for my baby’s future and the future of my other kids.

Abigail

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If you are looking to adopt a child, please fill out the form here.