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Domestic Adoption


ASC’s domestic adoption program is mature and stable, with over 35 years of working with expectant mothers making adoption plans in the state of Florida. Our domestic program provides a great option for families hoping to adopt a baby.

When a family signs up for one of our adoption programs, we don’t take it lightly. We know their names and their situation. We will take their calls, answer their questions, and be available both now and for years down the road as new adoption-related questions and situations arise. To us at ASC, you are not a case or a file—you are a person.

Adoption Services


In addition to traditional domestic infant adoptions, in which a family is matched with an expectant mother, Adoption by Shepherd Care also works with many families in situations that fall outside of our traditional domestic program. Some families only need a home study, while others may already be in contact with an expectant mother when they come to us.

ASC is a licensed child-placing agency by the state of Florida and is equipped to help with most domestic adoption scenarios.

Domestic Adoption


ASC’s domestic adoption program is mature and stable, with over 35 years of working with expectant mothers making adoption plans in the state of Florida. Our domestic program provides a great option for families hoping to adopt a baby.

When a family signs up for one of our adoption programs, we don’t take it lightly. We know their names and their situation. We will take their calls, answer their questions, and be available both now and for years down the road as new adoption-related questions and situations arise. To us at ASC, you are not a case or a file—you are a person.

Adoption Services


In addition to traditional domestic infant adoptions, in which a family is matched with an expectant mother, Adoption by Shepherd Care also works with many families in situations that fall outside of our traditional domestic program. Some families only need a home study, while others may already be in contact with an expectant mother when they come to us.

ASC is a licensed child-placing agency by the state of Florida and is equipped to help with most domestic adoption scenarios.
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Adoption Financing

We know adoption can seem costly, and that is why we are thrilled about our partnership with Your Adoption Finance Coach! Your Adoption Finance Coach is a proven, ground-breaking system helping our families with alternative ways to finance their dreams!

We offer this service to our families free of cost, and it includes the following resources:

- A full library of instructional videos, resources, and coaching - An online gift registry service to receive money for your adoption expenses - Access to a dedicated finance coach to help you create a comprehensive plan for how you will pay for your adoption Don’t allow finances to hold you back from fulfilling your dream of adopting. Call our office for more information or ideas about funding your adoption!

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Pre-Arranged Adoptions

Adoption by Shepherd Care has assisted many families with relative adoptions, stepparent adoptions, and adoptions in which the prospective adoptive parents and the birth parents meet and arrange an adoption plan independent from the services of an agency.

ASC is experienced in providing all of the legal and supportive services necessary to complete these types of adoptions. ASC can provide the services if either the birth mother/child or the prospective adoptive family live in the state of Florida.

Our services in designated adoptions are tailored to the needs of each individual situation and may include:

- Home study services for prospective adoptive parents residing in the state of Florida

- Counseling to the birth parents during the pregnancy and after the birth of the child

- Assistance in obtaining prenatal care for the birth mother and providing living and medical expenses to the birth mother when applicable

- Coordination of the adoption plan including hospital time and the openness of the adoption

- Addressing the birth father’s rights in accordance with applicable state laws

- Coordinating the birth mother’s signing of adoption consent documents if she resides in the state of Florida

- Services to comply with the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC)

- Legal services to finalize the adoption

Fees for pre-arranged adoptions vary according to the services provided in each situation. To find out more, request information or give us a call. (800) 966-2969 We will be happy to speak with you about your situation and answer any questions you may have regarding the process.

Adoption by Shepherd Care provides post-placement and post-adoption services to families in Florida who have adopted both domestically and internationally. We will work closely with your placing agency to ensure that the requirements of the state or country from which you are adopting will be met.

To request more information on these services and the associated fees, request information or call us today.
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Post-Placement Services

Adoption By Shepherd Care is committed to walking with families through all phases of Domestic and International adoption. We have Counselors who are certified in (TBRI) Trust Based Relational Intervention from Dr. Karyn Purvis Institue. Our team is made up of multiple professionals who are passionate about helping guide families through their adoption journey. The primary principle involved is to improve the lives of children who have experienced abuse, neglect, and /or trauma. We believe that helping parents understand about the complex needs of their precious children and how to help them overcome social, behavioral, and emotional challenges is an important to a successful adoption. The ASC desire is to assist children and families to thrive, not just survive.

One of ASC’s core principles is to come alongside families through each step of the adoption and parenting process. The post placement/adoption period is a focal part of this process. Our team is committed to help guide families as they parent children from difficult places, providing the support they need to ensure successful placements. One of ASC’s goals is permanency for children, and we seek to fulfill this goal with each family.

Family Marketing

We are very excited about the family marketing program. Please click here to make a payment and get started!

Adoption Financing

We know adoption can seem costly, and that is why we are thrilled about our partnership with Your Adoption Finance Coach! Your Adoption Finance Coach is a proven, ground-breaking system helping our families with alternative ways to finance their dreams!

We offer this service to our families free of cost, and it includes the following resources:

- A full library of instructional videos, resources, and coaching - An online gift registry service to receive money for your adoption expenses - Access to a dedicated finance coach to help you create a comprehensive plan for how you will pay for your adoption Don’t allow finances to hold you back from fulfilling your dream of adopting. Call our office for more information or ideas about funding your adoption!

Click here for more information.

Pre-Arranged Adoptions

Adoption by Shepherd Care has assisted many families with relative adoptions, stepparent adoptions, and adoptions in which the prospective adoptive parents and the birth parents meet and arrange an adoption plan independent from the services of an agency.

ASC is experienced in providing all of the legal and supportive services necessary to complete these types of adoptions. ASC can provide the services if either the birth mother/child or the prospective adoptive family live in the state of Florida.

Our services in designated adoptions are tailored to the needs of each individual situation and may include:

- Home study services for prospective adoptive parents residing in the state of Florida

- Counseling to the birth parents during the pregnancy and after the birth of the child

- Assistance in obtaining prenatal care for the birth mother and providing living and medical expenses to the birth mother when applicable

- Coordination of the adoption plan including hospital time and the openness of the adoption

- Addressing the birth father’s rights in accordance with applicable state laws

- Coordinating the birth mother’s signing of adoption consent documents if she resides in the state of Florida

- Services to comply with the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC)

- Legal services to finalize the adoption

Fees for pre-arranged adoptions vary according to the services provided in each situation. To find out more, request information or give us a call. (800) 966-2969 We will be happy to speak with you about your situation and answer any questions you may have regarding the process.

Adoption by Shepherd Care provides post-placement and post-adoption services to families in Florida who have adopted both domestically and internationally. We will work closely with your placing agency to ensure that the requirements of the state or country from which you are adopting will be met.

To request more information on these services and the associated fees, request information or call us today.

Post-Placement Services

Adoption By Shepherd Care is committed to walking with families through all phases of Domestic and International adoption. We have Counselors who are certified in (TBRI) Trust Based Relational Intervention from Dr. Karyn Purvis Institue. Our team is made up of multiple professionals who are passionate about helping guide families through their adoption journey. The primary principle involved is to improve the lives of children who have experienced abuse, neglect, and /or trauma. We believe that helping parents understand about the complex needs of their precious children and how to help them overcome social, behavioral, and emotional challenges is an important to a successful adoption. The ASC desire is to assist children and families to thrive, not just survive.

One of ASC’s core principles is to come alongside families through each step of the adoption and parenting process. The post placement/adoption period is a focal part of this process. Our team is committed to help guide families as they parent children from difficult places, providing the support they need to ensure successful placements. One of ASC’s goals is permanency for children, and we seek to fulfill this goal with each family.

The Adoption Process

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The feel you have now is probably a good indicator of the feel you will have later, and here’s why that matters: The adoption of an infant is immensely delicate. There is the longing of a couple who wants to have a child, the physical and emotional labors of pregnancy and delivery for the birth mother, as well as navigating the sensitive waters of openness, communication, financial support, and counseling.

This work requires not just good intentions or the right credentials. To do the work well requires experience, insight, and people who are willing to work from their hearts. You need seasoned, caring professionals who will handle the delicate parts of your adoption process with genuine care and humanity.

There are a lot of great agencies out there that follow the processes and complete adoptions, but make sure the one you choose will continue to care after their contract is done. At ASC we will, and we do. Speak with one of our professionals today

*Note to families considering adopting internationally: Remember to ALWAYS verify that the agency is Hague accredited, as this is now required for any agencies working in international adoption.

We realize that choosing an adoption agency is a huge decision.

You might give your agency more information about yourself than you’ve given anyone in your life. You invest your money, your time, and your dreams. You invite them to be a part of this truly sacred event in your life.

As you choose an agency, you should be thinking about things like fees, waiting times, accreditations*, and more. Request a free information packet to learn more about our agency and process.

You should also think about the long-term relationship you will have with that agency. Many families maintain contact with us for years down the road—for help with talking to their child about adoption, meeting with their child’s birth parents, traveling to the child’s home country, and handling adoption issues in school.

We want you to know that when you sign up for one of our adoption programs, we don’t take it lightly. We will orient you, educate you, and spend time with you. We will know your names and your situation. We will take your calls, answer your questions, and be available. To us, you are not a case or a file—you are a person.

While this may seem difficult to quantify, the “feel” of an agency is a very real and significant factor. How do you feel looking through their website? Talking to them on the phone? Do you know anyone who has worked with them and been pleased with their experience?

Choosing an Agency

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We realize that choosing an adoption agency is a huge decision. You might give your agency more information about yourself than you’ve given anyone in your life. You invest your money, your time, and your dreams. You invite them to be a part of this truly sacred event in your life.

As you choose an agency, you should be thinking about things like fees, waiting times, accreditations*, and more. Request a free information packet to learn more about our agency and process.

You should also think about the long-term relationship you will have with that agency. Many families maintain contact with us for years down the road—for help with talking to their child about adoption, meeting with their child’s birth parents, traveling to the child’s home country, and handling adoption issues in school.

We want you to know that when you sign up for one of our adoption programs, we don’t take it lightly. We will orient you, educate you, and spend time with you. We will know your names and your situation. We will take your calls, answer your questions, and be available. To us, you are not a case or a file—you are a person.

While this may seem difficult to quantify, the “feel” of an agency is a very real and significant factor. How do you feel looking through their website? Talking to them on the phone? Do you know anyone who has worked with them and been pleased with their experience?
The feel you have now is probably a good indicator of the feel you will have later, and here’s why that matters: The adoption of an infant is immensely delicate. There is the longing of a couple who wants to have a child, the physical and emotional labors of pregnancy and delivery for the birth mother, as well as navigating the sensitive waters of openness, communication, financial support, and counseling. This work requires not just good intentions or the right credentials. To do the work well requires experience, insight, and people who are willing to work from their hearts. You need seasoned, caring professionals who will handle the delicate parts of your adoption process with genuine care and humanity. There are a lot of great agencies out there that follow the processes and complete adoptions, but make sure the one you choose will continue to care after their contract is done. At ASC we will, and we do. Speak with one of our professionals today *Note to families considering adopting internationally: Remember to ALWAYS verify that the agency is Hague accredited, as this is now required for any agencies working in international adoption.
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