You Have a Lot of Questions, Which Is Completely Normal.
Are you pregnant and thinking about adoption? You are not alone. We understand how stressful and nervous you feel and want to help in the best way we can.
Adoption is a loving option and Shepherd Care has the resources available to help you decide the best outcomes for both you and your baby.
Call or text us, we are ready to listen 24/7.
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Birth Mother Services
An adoption plan can provide you with financial support for some pregnancy-related expenses. This includes things like housing, utilities, medical care, maternity clothing, and groceries. It’s important to note that the financial support we provide complies with guidelines set forth by Florida law.
We want to make sure you have the support you need during this important time in your life. That’s why we offer assistance with living expenses that can even extend for a few weeks after delivery.
Every situation is unique and we’re here to help you navigate this process in a way that works best for each individual.
Getting access to medical care during pregnancy is stressful and overwhelming. We’re here to assure you that our team will do everything we can to help you through the process.
Our team is dedicated to making sure you have access to the medical care you need during your pregnancy. We can even help you find a medical provider in your area and cover the costs of your care. If transportation is a concern, we can help with that too. We want to make sure that getting to and from your appointments isn’t a barrier to receiving the care you need.
We work out the details of obtaining care and appointments for the women we work with. That way, you don’t have to worry about navigating the complicated healthcare system on your own. You can focus on taking care of yourself and your baby.
Having a safe and secure place to live is crucial, especially during pregnancy. We’re here to help you find and secure housing that meets your needs.
Our team can assist you with identifying and applying for housing, so you don’t have to navigate the complicated process on your own. We can also help cover the costs of rent and utilities during your pregnancy and for a few weeks after delivery.
Financial concerns can add to the stress of pregnancy. That’s why we’re committed to helping you get the support you need to ensure that you and your baby have a safe and stable place to call home. You deserve nothing less.
Transportation can be a major concern for many women during pregnancy.
Our team can assist you with transportation to and from doctor appointments, work, grocery shopping, or any other places you need to go. We want to make sure that you have access to the resources you need to take care of yourself and your baby.
Getting around can be especially challenging during pregnancy, and we want to make sure that transportation isn’t a barrier to receiving the care you need. We’re committed to supporting you throughout your pregnancy journey, and that includes helping you get to where you need to go.
Your life matters to us. This is an overwhelming time, and we’re here to offer you the support and guidance you need.
Our team offers one-on-one support and counseling during your pregnancy, postpartum, and beyond. We’re here to walk with you through every step of your journey, based on your needs and desires.
We would be honored to dream with you about your future and help you build the life you want. We’re available to you any time of the day or night, so reach out if you need to talk or have any questions.
What We Can Do For You
It is our duty to provide provide you with resources to help you through every step of the adoption process. Whether it’s finding the right parents for your child to creating a birth plan that works for you, Shepherd Care wants to help make this process as smooth and stress-free as possible.
If you are pregnant and considering adoption, please know that you are not alone. Let’s create an adoption plan together. Please reach out to us—we would be more than happy to help in any way we can.
Five Steps for You as a Birth Mother
What Are the Steps for Making an Adoption Plan?
Our guide will help you understand all the steps you’ll need to take to ensure that your baby ends up in a safe, loving home.
Frequently Asked Questions
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.
Adoption is a selfless act of love. When you choose adoption, you are choosing what is best for your child. You are also giving a family the greatest gift they could ever hope for—the gift of a child. Adoption is a beautiful way to give life, and we want to help you through this process.