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 – https://www.linkedin.com/in/angelaquick
Sherry joined the Adoption & Family Support Center in August 2013 as our Financial Coordinator. 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.
Sherry feels privileged to have witnessed the impact the agency has had on 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.
Christi is our Agency Assistant and her role at the agency is ever-expanding. Over the years, Christi has created many relationships with hospitals, doctor’s offices, etc. Christi contacts hospital social workers to inform them of an upcoming delivery and makes sure the hospital has everything they need when our birth momma arrives. She works with the adoptive parents in creating their own software portal where all adoption documentation is safely and confidentially stored and supplies adoptive parents with all medical information regarding their birth mother in this portal as well.
Christi handles our Placement from the Heart Support Group Luncheons. She works closely with the Executive Director in creating packets for many training functions. She also helps the Office Manager with any overflow work she may have as well.
Christi has 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. She has worked as a court reporter and retired after a 25-year career. Since then, Christi focused primarily on her family while working part-time at the agency and supporting local pet charities in my area. Christi has been married for 27 years and has three wonderful daughters and a beautiful grandson.