About Shepherd Care

Adoption by Shepherd Care was founded in 1980 as a 501(c) (3) nonprofit agency. Our mission is to provide competent and compassionate adoption services to birth parents, prospective adoptive parents, and children needing a forever family.

Adoption by Shepherd Care’s main program areas include:

As we enter our 38th year as an agency, we celebrate the thousands of families and birthparents we have been privileged to serve.  We look forward to many more years to come!

About Shepherd Care

Adoption by Shepherd Care was founded in 1980 as a 501(c) (3) nonprofit agency. Our mission is to provide competent and compassionate adoption services to birth parents, prospective adoptive parents, and children needing a forever family.

Adoption by Shepherd Care’s main program areas include:

As we enter our 38th year as an agency, we celebrate the thousands of families and birthparents we have been privileged to serve.  We look forward to many more years to come!

Who We Are

At ASC, we strive to be compassionate and competent in all we do…

Compassionate. We are committed to expressing God’s love through the services we provide.  We work with individuals and families of all faith backgrounds, but it is no secret that we are motivated by our Christian faith.  We respect the dignity and confidentiality of each person and the sacredness of all human life.  And we realize that everyone who comes to adoption brings with them some amount of pain and struggle, and we seek to work with everyone with great compassion and acceptance.

Competent. We believe that God is honored when we do our jobs well.  We are not do-gooders who are just trying to bring more happiness to the world.  We are professionals who are committed to providing quality services and staying abreast of all changes and developments in adoption policy and practice.  When adoption law is complicated and corruption abounds, true competence and ethical standards are invaluable.

Who We Are

At ASC, we strive to be compassionate and competent in all we do…

Compassionate. We are committed to expressing God’s love through the services we provide.  We work with individuals and families of all faith backgrounds, but it is no secret that we are motivated by our Christian faith.  We respect the dignity and confidentiality of each person and the sacredness of all human life.  And we realize that everyone who comes to adoption brings with them some amount of pain and struggle, and we seek to work with everyone with great compassion and acceptance.

Competent. We believe that God is honored when we do our jobs well.  We are not do-gooders who are just trying to bring more happiness to the world.  We are professionals who are committed to providing quality services and staying abreast of all changes and developments in adoption policy and practice.  When adoption law is complicated and corruption abounds, true competence and ethical standards are invaluable.

Meet Our Staff

The mission of ASC is carried out day in, day out by our dedicated staff.  Here's what our Executive Director, Joseph Sica, has to say about them:

"This may be surprising, but I believe one of the main qualities that allows our small agency to do such a significant amount of quality work is our staff's attention to detail.  They are continuously educating themselves, thinking things through, and researching to be ready for the next phone call, the next question, the next situation we are involved in.  They are caring, committed, and stand ready to serve you."  

Accreditations and Associations

One way that competence is measured in adoption is through professional accreditations and associations.  ASC is a licensed child-placing agency through the Florida Department of Children and Families, and we are also proud to hold the accreditations and memberships listed here.

Hague Accreditation


In April of 2008, ASC was among the first group of agencies to be accredited by the Council of Accreditation to work in Hague Convention cases. We have maintained our accreditation since that time. The Hague Convention is an international treaty created to ensure that intercountry adoptions are in the best interests of children and to prevent abduction, exploitation, sale, or trafficking of children. Hague accreditation ensures that agencies are in compliance with Hague Convention standards.

National Council for Adoption


ASC has been a member NCFA since 1998. NCFA was founded in 1980 as an adoption advocacy nonprofit organization. NCFA’s mission is to promote a culture of adoption through education, research, and legislative action.

Council on Accreditation


ASC received COA accreditation in April of 2009. COA evaluates agencies and organizations to ensure they are providing high-quality, ethical services in compliance with COA’s accreditation standards. The accreditation process involves substantial investigation of the agency by COA and an in-depth site visit to ASC’s offices.

Florida Adoption Council


ASC has been a member agency since its inception in 2001. The Florida Adoption Council is a not-for-profit association of adoption professionals, including attorneys, agencies, and social workers. FAC is dedicated to furthering and improving the adoption process within the state of Florida. Members of FAC are heavily involved in adoption legislation and spend time lobbying for better adoption laws.

Reach Out Anytime

For general contact, please complete the
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Reach Out Anytime

For general contact, please complete the
form on the right, and one of our staff will
get back to you to discuss further details.

Did you have any general questions?

The form below is ideal for general communication.