Two pink lines. Who knew that two pink lines could change the rest of your life? An unplanned pregnancy brings a tsunami of emotions that you’ve never had to process before. You might feel alone, anxious, and unprepared for an imaginary timer to run down in nine month’s time. After you cycle through stages of denial, grief, and seeming hopelessness, you find yourself facing the reality of carrying a tiny, precious life inside of you. More than likely, you are probably asking yourself the following question: “Am I ready to be a parent?”The answer to this question can go either way, and you know what? It really is okay if your answer is “no,” if you’re not ready to parent. It is. But now, after coming to that conclusion, you must make a decision for your unborn child. What will be best for him or her?

Adoption is a wonderful thing that brings families together. Consider placing your child with one of these waiting couples who are ready to be parents. Some expectant mothers feel that placing their child for adoption is a selfish decision. Adoption is, in fact, one of the most selfless acts you can do for your child. Unplanned pregnancy or not, expectant mothers have an undeniable love for the child they are carrying. It can be a heartbreaking realization that the timing of your pregnancy may not foster the type of life that you have always hoped for your child. Fortunately, you and your child have options, and the people at Adoption by Shepherd Care (ASC) are ready to help you explore.

We understand that you are in a fragile period of life and that, more than anything, you could use hands to hold, shoulders to cry on, and arms to lift you up when you feel you just can’t go anymore. Here at (ASC), we’re ready to help you through it all. We aren’t just an adoption agency that will pressure or coerce you into the decisions you will make for your life and your child. We are dedicated to helping you navigate the inevitable ups and downs of your pregnancy and provide you with the resources to do so.

Expectant mothers who have worked with ASC have found peace in their decisions and hope in their futures. Whether you come knowing what you want to do or are merely curious about your options, we are here to answer your questions. If you do decide to start your adoption journey, we are devoted to helping you connect with helpful resources throughout your pregnancy, find the right family for your child, and gain peace about your decision post-adoption. Abigail, a birth mother who worked with ASC, said, “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.”

Some of the services that expectant mothers find particularly helpful at ASC are the assistance programs. ASC can help you apply for the WIC (women, infants, and children) program, food stamps, and low-income housing in Florida. We also direct your to Florida’s employment resources such as state employment programs and Dress for Success (an organization that provides professional attire for interviews). Additionally, we offer resources to plenty of books and articles that you may find useful as you consider adoption. Expectant mothers find ASC’s parent profile page particularly helpful in searching for a couple to place their child with. There are many hopeful adoptive families in Florida who are ready to share their life and love with a child.

If you are an expectant mother who is searching for an adoption agency near Port St. Lucie, Florida, and are feeling overwhelmed with the decisions surrounding your unplanned pregnancy, contact Adoption by Shepherd Care today.

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