About Us

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

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 – https://www.linkedin.com/in/angelaquick

Edna Brown

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.

STEPHANIE HALL, BA

Adoption Case Manager

 

 

 

 

 

 

LINDY FEESER, BA

Adoption Case Manager

I joined the Adoption and Family Support Center in 2017 and feel honored to be a part of this agency. I have always had a passion for encouraging, supporting, and uplifting others and I believe that life is a lot easier when you have a friend to share it with. I am so excited to be a part of this team and to join our birth moms and adoptive parents through their journey of adoption! I graduated from the University of Central Florida with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and am currently pursuing my master’s degree at Nova Southeastern University for mental health counseling. My husband and I have two beautiful children and I enjoy spending time at the beach, visiting new restaurants, baking, and home decorating!

 

 

ANNA TRIPLETT, BA

Adoption Case Manager

I joined the Adoption & Family Support Center in 2018. I began my journey working with families with my husband when we were licensed as foster parents. We specialized in caring for sibling groups so that the children would not be separated in the system. We were foster parents for six years and then adopted a sibling group of four little girls. They were an amazing addition to our three biological children. We have an open adoption with our daughter’s biological family and we enjoy their support. Having a positive relationship with biological family has proven very beneficial to our daughters.

I earned my Bachelor’s degree in psychology from UCF in 2006. I was then licensed as a Case Manager with Community Partnership for Children and was a case manager for six years. I’ve worked closely with biological parents, foster parents and extended families caring for children. I assisted in linking needed services such as mental health, housing, parenting classes as well as providing them emotional support as they worked towards their individual goals.

I moved to Florida in 1989 with my husband who was serving in the U. S. Air Force. We moved to Deland Florida in 1999 to raise our family. I’m passionate about working with families and building strong family bonds whether those bonds are biological or through adoption.

 

SHERRY YOST

 Financial Coordinator

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.

ELISA MAFFUCCI

Office Manager

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 is attending college  while working part time. She is working towards her Bachelor’s Degree and has excelled in many of her classes. They make me so proud each and every day and only want the best for them.

 

Christi Smart

CHRISTI SHARP

Agency Assistant

My role at the agency is ever expanding.  Initially, I learned the basic office functions and day to day activities.  Over the years I have become quite comfortable in the relationships I have made in the medical field.  I contact social workers to inform them of an upcoming delivery and make sure the hospital has everything they need when our birth momma arrives.  I work with the adoptive parents in creating their own software portal where all adoption documentation is safely and confidentially stored.  I supply these adoptive parents with all medical information regarding their birth mother in this portal as well.  Assisting in office filing is a critical piece of my job.  These files are reviewed yearly for our annual agency audit and they need to have all the proper documentation the department requires.

I handle our Placement from the Heart Support Group Luncheons.  This requires coordination with agency staff and birth mothers in selecting a date, preparing the menu and assisting the Executive Director with the set up and clean up of this monthly luncheon.  I also work with the Executive Director in creating packets for her many training functions and I ensure all packets for the case managers are ready for them before they leave the office.  I am always willing to help the Office Manager with any overflow work she may have as well.

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 at the agency and supporting local pet charities in my area.

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.

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The Family Support Center was established in 1992 and is a Licensed Child Placing Agency. 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.