ACF adoptions does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender identity, ethnicity, marital status, sexual orientation, military service, age or disability. We are open and accepting to all who need our services and support.
If I make an appointment, will that commit me to an adoption plan?
No. We will answer your questions and discuss your options. We won’t move forward with anything until you decide what you want to do and are ready.
Is it really all that helpful to meet with a counselor during my pregnancy?
This is a stressful time for you. If you have decided to go forward with adoption, you are going to have a lot of questions throughout the process, you may also need some emotional support. Your counselor/caseworker can be a great help and resource for you. They will help you through all of the required documents needed to place a child for adoption, and if you need temporary financial assistance, housing or any other need related to your pregnancy, your counselor can help you find resources.
How often will I meet with a counselor and what can I expect as I meet with a counselor?
How often you meet with a counselor is dependent on you and your needs. Your counselor/caseworker is there for you, to help you with whatever you need. They can be a great resource to you in answering your questions, providing emotional support and helping you through the process.
How long does a birth parent have to change their mind after relinquishing parental rights?
Florida has no revocation period for infants under 6 months of age. For children 6 months of age of older there is a three business day revocation period. Saturday is considered a business day in Florida. In Georgia, parents have a 4 day revocation period for any reason. Day 1 starts the day after the signing and day 4 cannot fall on a weekend or legal holiday.
Can I make an adoption plan if I am in jail or a long term facility?
Yes. You have the right to make an adoption plan. Contact us at 800-348-0467; we can help.
Are there families that will adopt my child who is medically complex or has special needs?
Yes. ACF works closely with agencies that specifically train, approve and support families looking to adopt children who are medically complex and/or have special needs.
My name is Claudia. In 2008 I was struggling and homeless. I was staying in a shelter along with two of my four daughters in South Florida. I felt so bad not being able to provide a home for my children and their father was not helping me. Finding out I was pregnant again was so difficult. Finding out the baby was a boy (the son I had always dreamed of) was exciting but also heartbreaking because I did not want to bring another child into the world when I could not provide. I felt desperate. One day I met a woman in the shelter who told me about ACF...Read full story
Dear ACF, I just wanted to say thanks for all of your help with everything. This was the hardest decision I have made in my life. Your kindness and understanding made the process much easier for me. I am still healing and mourning and appreciate you giving me the space I needed to do so. I truly appreciate your efforts. I will never forget any of you ladies.
This is the best adoption agency ever. They cry with you, laugh with you, share sorrow with you and they also treat you like family! I give them a ten star.
Hello! My name is Nicole. ACF adoptions and Stacy Levine (my social worker) are total life savers! From the day they rescued me from homelessness to this day still sharing on progress in my life, they have been so caring and considerate treating me with the utmost dignity and respect and above all loving kindness. I feel like family. They really went the extra miles to make sure me and baby got everything we needed and more to have a safe and happy pregnancy. They took such care of us. I am absolutely in love with the family I chose and I can rest easy knowing I made the right...Read full story