Are you pregnant and need someone to talk to about adoption? Are you looking for someone who understands and ‘gets’ your unique adoption situation? Do you want support from someone who is knowledgeable about adoption, the issues related to it, and local supports systems? If so the professionals at Adoption by Shepherd Care (ASC) can provide you with individualized support related to your specific needs.
Our professionals are people who have personal adoption stories as well as work experience. We feel the merger of lived and professional experience provides a unique combination of care. You will find ASC provides individualized support to everyone involved in the adoption process.
For expecting mothers, we will provide a caring supportive environment that gives you a sense of comfort and safety. Our counselors will stand by you on your journey, which includes medical, transportation, housing, emotional support, and more. We will answer any questions you might have about the process, including your and the birth father’s rights.
For adopting parents, we understand your excitement and your fears. Whether you are adopting internationally or domestically, we will emotionally support you through the process from beginning to end. Our counselors provide individualized pre- and post-adoption supports that ensure you are prepared for your new addition and then afterward to ensure everyone is adjusting in a healthy and happy manner.
For the children, we provide supports for adjustment into their forever families. The work we do ensures that children in need find loving and caring families to call their own. Post-placement and adoption supports are essential, not only for the parents but also for the adopted child and siblings. Sometimes, people might believe the work is done when an adoption is finalized; however, that is just a milestone in the process. Our professional counselors understand this and work to help every part of the family adjust to their new lives. This includes the child who might have had a difficult journey before the adoption, during the adoption, or after the adoption. Our counselors are professionally trained to understand all sorts of adoption issues and how to treat them effectively.
The most important thing to remember about working with the staff at ASC is this: you’re never alone. Adopting a child requires support from the beginning of a child’s life until they reach adulthood and beyond. As the African proverb states “It takes a village to raise a child”; we hope you allow ASC to become a part of your village. Contact us today.