Unplanned Pregnancy?


Right now we may not know who you are, but we do know that we care about you. To us at ASC, you are not just the result of your pregnancy test. You are a unique and special woman who now has an unplanned pregnancy in the midst of a much larger life story.
We are here to help you learn about adoption and assist you with your needs, including:

Unplanned Pregnancy?


Right now we may not know who you are, but we do know that we care about you. To us at ASC, you are not just the result of your pregnancy test. You are a unique and special woman who now has an unplanned pregnancy in the midst of a much larger life story.
We are here to help you learn about adoption and assist you with your needs, including:
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Financial


Making an adoption plan allows you to receive assistance with some pregnancy-related financial needs.

This could include things like housing, utility bills medical care, maternity clothing, and groceries.

We can also assist you with living expenses for a few weeks after the baby is born.The financial support we provide complies with the guidelines set forth by Florida Law.
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Financial


Making an adoption plan allows you to receive assistance with some pregnancy-related financial needs.

This could include things like housing, utility bills medical care, maternity clothing, and groceries.

We can also assist you with living expenses for a few weeks after the baby is born.The financial support we provide complies with the guidelines set forth by Florida Law.
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Medical


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 women we work with, but more information is listed below if you are interested.

Medicaid covers prenatal care and delivery expenses for many women we work with. More information and application information is available here.

Local health departments can be a great way to start getting medical care for you and your baby. Find the one nearest to you here.

Need a sonogram and proof of pregnancy letter for your medicaid application? Many pregnancy centers can provide you with what you need at no charge. We have relationships with many of these centers, so give us a call and we’ll help you find one nearby.

Medical


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 women we work with, but more information is listed below if you are interested.

Medicaid covers prenatal care and delivery expenses for many women we work with. More information and application information is available here.

Local health departments can be a great way to start getting medical care for you and your baby. Find the one nearest to you here.

Need a sonogram and proof of pregnancy letter for your medicaid application? Many pregnancy centers can provide you with what you need at no charge. We have relationships with many of these centers, so give us a call and we’ll help you find one nearby.
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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.
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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.
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Housing


We will make sure that you have a safe and secure living situation. We can assist you with identifying and applying for housing, and we can help cover the costs of rent during your pregnancy and for a few weeks after your delivery.

Housing


We will make sure that you have a safe and secure living situation. We can assist you with identifying and applying for housing, and we can help cover the costs of rent during your pregnancy and for a few weeks after your delivery.
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Counseling Support


We can provide you with a wide range of assistance to help you during your pregnancy, but we also want to make sure you know how much your life matters. We will walk with you in the here and now, and we would be honored to dream with you about your future. We’re available anytime during the day or night--call to speak with us now.
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Counseling Support


We can provide you with a wide range of assistance to help you during your pregnancy, but we also want to make sure you know how much your life matters. We will walk with you in the here and now, and we would be honored to dream with you about your future. We’re available anytime during the day or night--call to speak with us now.
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Choosing between parenting, adoption, and abortion can be very difficult. When we’re facing hard decisions, we often think that we will know what the right choice is because it will be easy or it will feel good. Many women start out thinking that adoption would be too hard, and then come to find that sometimes the hardest thing is the right thing, too.

When you are facing an unplanned pregnancy, the truth is that all the possible choices will be hard in one way or another. So yes, placing my baby for adoption might be hard...but it might also be right. Check out these stories from women we have worked with-- women who have chosen adoption for their child and who now look back with confidence and pride at the decisions they made, however hard they might have been.
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Choosing between parenting, adoption, and abortion can be very difficult. When we’re facing hard decisions, we often think that we will know what the right choice is because it will be easy or it will feel good. Many women start out thinking that adoption would be too hard, and then come to find that sometimes the hardest thing is the right thing, too.

When you are facing an unplanned pregnancy, the truth is that all the possible choices will be hard in one way or another. So yes, placing my baby for adoption might be hard...but it might also be right. Check out these stories from women we have worked with-- women who have chosen adoption for their child and who now look back with confidence and pride at the decisions they made, however hard they might have been.

Taneisha

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.

Abigail

At the age of 36, I faced an unplanned pregnancy from a one night stand...

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, there’s 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.

Becky & Tom

When my husband and I found out I was pregnant again, we were shocked and not sure what do…

We considered abortion but frankly, when I went to the abortion clinic, I knew I couldn’t do it. We already had 2 children and with the economy and other circumstances in our life, parenting another child was out of the question. Our case worker helped us find the perfect family to adopt our daughter, and that made us feel so much more confident that we were doing the right thing. We get to see pictures of our child and hear about what’s going on with her. We shared openly with our other kids and they knew that we had a baby for someone who couldn’t have a baby. As hard as it was, it has really worked out well for our family.

Sara

Fourteen years ago, at age 18, I found myself pregnant. I was getting ready to graduate high school and was planning on going to college…

My family suggested that through adoption I could plan for my child’s life and still be able to carry on with my goals and plans. That felt selfish to me, so initially I wasn’t sure I could go through with it for that reason. But over time I realized that I just really wasn’t ready to be a mom and that my baby could be provided for better with someone else. It is crazy to think of yourself that way, but I realized that this was true and that it was the best decision for her. It ended up being a good decision for me too for lots of reasons, but I did get to go on to college and get my degree. I still get pictures regularly and send her a birthday card every year. Placing my baby for adoption was definitely the right choice for me, even though it didn’t seem like it was at first.

Taneisha

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.

Abigail

At the age of 36, I faced an unplanned pregnancy from a one night stand...
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, there’s 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.

Becky & Tom

When my husband and I found out I was pregnant again, we were shocked and not sure what do…
We considered abortion but frankly, when I went to the abortion clinic, I knew I couldn’t do it. We already had 2 children and with the economy and other circumstances in our life, parenting another child was out of the question. Our case worker helped us find the perfect family to adopt our daughter, and that made us feel so much more confident that we were doing the right thing. We get to see pictures of our child and hear about what’s going on with her. We shared openly with our other kids and they knew that we had a baby for someone who couldn’t have a baby. As hard as it was, it has really worked out well for our family.

Sara

Fourteen years ago, at age 18, I found myself pregnant. I was getting ready to graduate high school and was planning on going to college…
My family suggested that through adoption I could plan for my child’s life and still be able to carry on with my goals and plans. That felt selfish to me, so initially I wasn’t sure I could go through with it for that reason. But over time I realized that I just really wasn’t ready to be a mom and that my baby could be provided for better with someone else. It is crazy to think of yourself that way, but I realized that this was true and that it was the best decision for her. It ended up being a good decision for me too for lots of reasons, but I did get to go on to college and get my degree. I still get pictures regularly and send her a birthday card every year. Placing my baby for adoption was definitely the right choice for me, even though it didn’t seem like it was at first.
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When you have an unwanted pregnancy, it often seems like everything in life becomes harder. Maybe you don’t have insurance and aren’t sure how to get prenatal care, or maybe you could use some help paying for groceries. There are many resources available to assist pregnant women, but finding them and figuring out how to access them can be difficult—and that’s where we come in.

Through our years of experience in adoption in Florida, we have become experts in knowing what resources are available and what you might qualify for. We’ve listed some information and links below, but give us a call and we’ll help you sort through your options and start getting the help you need.

Assistance Programs


WIC (Women, Infants and Children) is a federal program that provides food benefits and nutrition counseling. Learn more about eligibility and applying here.

Food stamps and emergency cash assistance can be accessed through the Access Florida site.

Low income housing options across Florida are listed here. Availability varies, but this provides a good place to start looking.

Employment Resources


Some employment programs are available through the state of Florida. More information can be found on their website, but contact us for details on the programs that have been most helpful to women we’ve worked with.

ASC works with Dress for Success, a remarkable organization that provides professional attire for women to wear on job interviews. Contact us for more information.

Adoption Resources


Florida has an Adoption Reunion Registry which can assist in connecting birth parents and the adult children after an adoption. If you like to read, there are lots of books and articles out there that may be useful to you as you consider adoption. Let us know if you’re interested in having some of these materials, and we can get them to you right away.

Child Care Resources


Various programs are available in different areas of the state, including Central Florida and Southwest Florida.

Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten is available for 4 year olds in the state of Florida. Find more information here.
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When you have an unwanted pregnancy, it often seems like everything in life becomes harder. Maybe you don’t have insurance and aren’t sure how to get prenatal care, or maybe you could use some help paying for groceries. There are many resources available to assist pregnant women, but finding them and figuring out how to access them can be difficult—and that’s where we come in.

Through our years of experience in adoption in Florida, we have become experts in knowing what resources are available and what you might qualify for. We’ve listed some information and links below, but give us a call and we’ll help you sort through your options and start getting the help you need.

Assistance Programs


WIC (Women, Infants and Children) is a federal program that provides food benefits and nutrition counseling. Learn more about eligibility and applying here.

Food stamps and emergency cash assistance can be accessed through the Access Florida site.

Low income housing options across Florida are listed here. Availability varies, but this provides a good place to start looking.

Employment Resources


Some employment programs are available through the state of Florida. More information can be found on their website, but contact us for details on the programs that have been most helpful to women we’ve worked with.

ASC works with Dress for Success, a remarkable organization that provides professional attire for women to wear on job interviews. Contact us for more information.

Adoption Resources


Florida has an Adoption Reunion Registry which can assist in connecting birth parents and the adult children after an adoption.

If you like to read, there are lots of books and articles out there that may be useful to you as you consider adoption. Let us know if you’re interested in having some of these materials, and we can get them to you right away.

Child Care Resources


Various programs are available in different areas of the state, including Central Florida and Southwest Florida.

Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten is available for 4 year olds in the state of Florida. Find more information here.
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