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Our Baby Girl is Home!

Posted in Adopting Mothers on 17 May 2017

We recently adopted our baby girl through Adoption & Family Support Center.  They were amazing to work with!  Every staff member was supportive, kind, helpful and quick to respond.  We never had to wait for an answer to our questions…someone was always available and happy to help. Adoption can be a very stressful process and working with the Adoption & Family Support Center minimized that stress for us.  We also love the way they care for our birth mother and make sure that she has everything she needs.  They are an outstanding agency! The lawyer that was provided by the agency for finalization, Mr. Price, and his staff, were so friendly and efficient too! Thank you AFSC for helping us to match with our amazing birth mama and adopt our precious little girl. You made our dreams come true! “Donny & Barbara”

I made an Adoption Plan for my Older Children

Posted in Birth Mothers on 05 April 2017

Yes, you read that correctly.  I made an adoption plan for my older children.  After countless hours of painful searching, it was clear,  I needed to place my older children for adoption with a family that will love them as much as I do. The night after I met with my chosen mom and dad (let’s call them *Laura & John)  for dinner, I let my children sleep in my bed and decided to skip work, for me and school, for them.  When they woke up, I told my children a story.  I told them that when they were each born, our Creator placed a “mommy crown” on my head.  It was to show that I have the joy and responsibility of being their mommy.  I was also given a “daddy crown” that I kept safe in a special box.  One day, the Creator told me it was time to pass the “mommy crown”.  I searched and searched then finally found the mommy Continue Reading

New opportunities available to children involved in the Florida foster care system

Posted in Whats Up on 24 March 2017

The Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) is often criticized. They have the unenviable job of caring for Florida’s children who are at risk. These complaints range from removing too many children from their homes, to leaving children in the home when they are unsafe. They are criticized for returning children too quickly to their parents AND allowing them to languish in care. Having worked for the Department in the 1980s and 1990s, I fully understand the responsibility these dedicated men and women take on each day. One of the biggest challenges is ensuring that the rights of both the children and the parents are addressed. This is no easy task. Introducing ‘Intervention’—an advantage for children AND parents Fortunately, a new program is now available to DCF which may alleviate many of the challenges faced in achieving permanency for our children and protect parents’ rights as well. This process is called an Intervention. It is an example of community Continue Reading

Annual Adoption Visit with our Birth Mother…an Adoptive Mom shares her story

Posted in Adopting Mothers on 23 March 2017

Many of you know our adoption story. It’s a beautiful one and my favorite one at that! It’s been two years since we’ve seen Harper’s’ birth mom. We’ve been in Florida vacationing and we were able to meet up with S and her parents. I am always anxious prior to our meetings…I don’t know why, they are always perfect. As a person who always wants everyone to be happy, I guess I feel sort of a guilt knowing that I am a woman who has caused grief to H’s birth family. You see, it’s not easy to understand unless you’ve gone through the adoption process. The extreme emotions you feel when you are walking away from the hospital with your new baby and your baby’s birth mom is walking away empty handed is one that will never be able to adequately explain in words, but I’ll try. You are on cloud nine because you have a baby but your heart Continue Reading

A birth mother faced with an unplanned pregnancy and her decision on adoption

Posted in Birth Mothers on 24 June 2016

A Beautiful Gift In the early days of July 2015, I put an end to a relationship. It was a devastating heartbreak and quite difficult one to handle. It wasn’t love, it was lust. But, at the time it felt as if it was because I was blinded to what was really genuine and real. After that I went downhill, I started drinking and doing drugs to fade out the pain. I got involved with an older man that was 41 years old. I wasn’t attracted to him physically, I just wanted attention and I was looking for it in all the wrong places and people. A couple weeks of being with him I had sexual intercourse with him. After a month of being with him, I felt uncomfortable and sick. I decided to end it with him. A couple weeks after that in the month of September I had a strong feeling that I should take a pregnancy test Continue Reading

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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.