For Expectant Parents

Considering Adoption For Your Baby?

You are not alone. We understand the Adoption journey may be unfamiliar to you. Our role at Adoption by Shepherd Care is to walk alongside you, answer your questions and offer you options.

Adoption is one of the most selfless decisions a woman can make for her child. We care about you and your story. When pregnant and considering adoption there are many choices before you. We also know there are many emotions you are experiencing. Adoption by Shepherd Care will be here for you, every step of the way.

Services We Offer

FINANCIAL SUPPORT
FINANCIAL SUPPORT
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
MEDICAL SUPPORT
Our team will help you identify a medical provider in your area and we will make sure you have access to the medical care you need during your pregnancy. We can cover costs of your care and help with transportation to appointments. We work out all the details of obtaining care and appointments for the women we work with.
HOUSING
HOUSING
HOUSING
We will make sure that you have a safe and secure living situation. We can also assist you with identifying and applying for housing, and we can help cover the costs of rent and utilities during your pregnancy and for a few weeks after your delivery.
COUNSELING SUPPORT
COUNSELING SUPPORT
COUNSELING SUPPORT
Your life matters a great deal to us and we can provide a wide range of assistance. Offering 1-on-1 support and counseling during your pregnancy, post-partum, and for years to come. We are here to support you holistically, 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. Available anytime during the day or night.
TRANSPORTATION
TRANSPORTATION
TRANSPORTATION
We can help with your transportation needs throughout your pregnancy, including transportation to doctor’s appointments, work, grocery shopping, or other places you need to go. We want this time to be as smooth as possible for you.
WHY CHOOSE US?

We Are Committed to Providing Our Expectant Parents with the Highest Quality Service.

  • Diverse and dedicated team working for your interests.
  • Competent and compassionate throughout your life long journey.
  • We listen to you and your concerns.
  • We honor your decisions.
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ADOPTION ISN'T GIVING UP

Remember – 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.

 

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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.

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