Child Adoption Assistance
The Adoption & Family Support Center is a Full Service, Licensed Child Placing Agency. Our agency was established in 1992.
Our child adoption assistance service specializes in individualized support for adoptive and birth families. We help you every step of your adoption journey, from your home study to placement.
Our mission is to encourage an environment of trust and respect in which each member of the adoption triad can define their journey and fulfill their adoption goals. We create enduring relationships with our birth parents and adoptive families, and strive to be of service to them for as long as they need us.
Our hope is to share God’s love for each of our birth parents through our genuine care for them, and our non-judgmental and unconditional acceptance of them. We pray that, through our words and deeds, each family will come to know their intrinsic value and worth in God’s eyes.
ANGELA QUICK, M.P.A.
Founder, Adoption Social Worker, Birth Parent Counselor
Angela has worked in the social service field since 1988. She has been providing adoption services to Florida families since 1989.
Angela began her adoption career with the Florida Department of Children & Families (previously HRS) as a counselor and trainer for Model Approach to Partnership in Parenting (MAPP). While working with DCF and The Family Support Center of Florida, she has assisted in over 1,000 domestic and international adoption placements.
She believes in empowering adoptive and birth parents with accurate information, being ever-mindful of confidentiality and the best interests of the child. Through her forward-thinking attitude, The Adoption & Family Support Center has established a highly respected reputation built on knowledge, honesty and responsive communication. She is thoroughly versed in the current home study requirements as established by Florida Statutes Chapter 63, and adapts home study documentation to meet those requirements as changes in the law occur.
In addition to her experience as a home study provider, Angela is trained in many aspects of social work surrounding children and families. She is also a certified Family Law Mediator, Exceptional Education teacher, custody evaluator and children’s advocate. She has given testimony as an expert witness in litigated adoption and custody cases. Angela also is a member of the Florida Adoption Council’s Board of Directors and her office designed and maintains the FAC website.
Angela is a second generation Floridian who was born in Melbourne, Florida. She moved to Daytona Beach, Florida when she was eleven years old. She loves the area and has remained in the home she bought when she was just out of college. Angela is the mother of a beautiful daughter named Amanda.
Connect with Angela – http://www.linkedin.com/in/angelaquick
EDNA L. BROWN, LMHC, M.A.
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
I joined the Adoption & Family Support Center in 1998 and have been working in the field of mental health counseling and adoption for close to twenty-five years. I am so blessed to be able to do the work that I love with some of my dearest friends. After years of working as a professional in all facets of adoption, it was such a pleasure to be able to work with our team at A&FSC to guide and shape the way that we respond to our calling to work with birth and adoptive families. We strive to serve all of our families with honor and integrity and are rewarded beyond measure by being a small part of their adoption journey. We have the privilege of knowing that we have done our best to help our birth parents through a challenging chapter of their lives, and the honor of witnessing how one small child can join two families together.
I have been happily married to my terrific hubby for over twenty-five years, and we have two sons, now young adults, who make us smile every day. We love to be outdoors, enjoying the beautiful beaches, boating and fishing, and just enjoying all that Florida offers.
Sherry joined the Adoption & Family Support Center in August 2013. She handles the financial aspects of the agency’s work through Quickbooks. In working with adoptive parents, she provides each family with an initial adoption summary, bimonthly invoices, and monthly accounting statements. Sherry is also responsible for ensuring all payments, regarding our birth mothers living expenses, are made in a timely manner. She will occasionally transport birth mothers to their doctor’s visits.
Sherry feels privileged to have witnessed the impact the agency has had in the lives of our birth mothers and adoptive families. Sherry grew up in South Florida, she moved to the Daytona Beach area in June of 2013. Prior to joining the agency, she was the manager of the Finance Department at Family Central, Inc. which was offered various Family Support Services to the Dade, Broward and Palm Beach County Residents.
I joined the Adoption & Family Support Center in 2009. I provide both adoptive and birth parents with information that they would need to start their relationship with our agency as well as daily office responsibilities. I work very closely with our attorney in maintaining and monitoring the legal side of adoption. In addition, I have created hundreds of relationships with other legal offices, hospitals, prisons, doctor offices, etc, as a representative of AFSC. Creating and maintaining all advertising and social media outlets is also a major part of my responsibilities.
Born and raised in New Jersey, I spent a majority of my life there before moving to Nevada in 1999. In 2003, my family relocated to Florida. I am blessed to have two wonderful children. My son is working in the culinary field and my daughter attending college. She is working towards becoming her Master’s Degree and has excelled in many of her classes thus far. They make me so proud each and every day and only want the best for them.
As the newest member of the Adoption & Family Support Center team, I am actively in training and my responsibilities are still evolving. My main function at this time is to back up the other ladies in the office in any way I can, with my main focus being on the procurement of medical records as well as creating awareness and fundraising for the local not-for-profit support group, Placement from the Heart that Angela and a group of birth moms created a few years ago. I also make sure every file is kept up to date with all necessary paperwork and documentation. I am so excited to be a part of this team and sure my responsibilities will expand!
I have lived in the Daytona Beach area for over 40 years, graduating from Spruce Creek High School and obtaining an AS degree from Daytona Beach Community College. I worked as a court reporter and retired after a 25 year career. Since then, I have focused primarily on my family while working part time with pet charities and a local jewelry store.
I have been married for 27 years and have three wonderful daughters and a beautiful grandson. I enjoy going to the beach, home projects and spending time with our three dogs and two cats.