The absolute best way to find the right kind of agency is through a personal referral. If you don’t have that, it’s okay! A lot of people don’t. Start searching, reading, viewing their website. Does this feel right? Do they offer what you need? Our first start was that we knew that we needed to have a home study done. Look for a wonderful, supportive agency that will provide counseling to potential birth mothers, post-placement services to adoptive families, home studies, financial planning, financial support for birth mothers, and see if they support open adoption if you would like that kind of relationship with the family you’ve chosen to parent your child.
As a pregnant woman considering adoption, you’ll want something different from an agency than an adoptive couple does. Some questions to ask yourself as you are looking for the right agency is do they offer supports that you need? Do they support birth fathers? Will they help you in finding the right family for your child? You’ll want to feel cared for as a person, whether you decide to place or not. As you are asking the staff members questions regarding adoption, pay attention to if they’re making you feel pressured or not. The right kind of agency will not pressure you to place your child. They should be willing to provide you with all the necessary information you need. Finding an agency that can help you with your needs and additionally reduces stress when you need it most is key. Some agencies offer help with living expenses according to state and local laws, transportation to and from important appointments, and medical needs to ensure that you receive the proper care and treatment you require during your pregnancy. All of these factors can really help ease the stress of the process. You’ll want to read testimonials that are provided to get a first-hand view of things that were important to others in your situation.
Adoption by Shepherd Care (ASC) fits all of these requirements and more. To us, you are a person. Not just another file or case to be handled then disregarded later on. We want to ensure that you are properly taken care of and that you feel safe and stress-free during the entire process. Our agency started in 1980, and ever since then, we have been wholeheartedly committed to helping birth mothers as they go through the process of placing their child for adoption. We know and understand that it is not an easy process, so we do everything in our power to make it simple and easy for you. We will also help you get in touch with many different families who are waiting to adopt and want to make sure that you feel comfortable. Our agency is open 24/7 because we feel that you should be able to get ahold of us at any time, should you need.
So are you searching for an adoption agency near Fort Lauderdale, Florida? If you’re ready to place your child for adoption, contact Adoption by Shepherd Care at 800-966-2060 today. Or check out our website.