about us

 loriWho We Are:

Lori Fraas, Executive Director, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who will personally conduct your home study.  With 25 years of experience and over 1,500 home studies completed, Lori is an expert in her field and an active member of the Florida Adoption Council.  She is a sought after speaker for online adoption seminars, Social Work training courses, RESOLVE infertility support groups and adoption conferences.

Christen Hartig, Director of Family Services, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 10 years of experience in Family Advocacy, Children’s Services, and Adoption. Christen has a passion for helping future adoptive parents with their home study and adoption journey. She also has a heartfelt love for the birth family. Because she is experienced with counseling adopted children, birth mother/father counseling and initial interviews, Christen offers her adopting families a wide array of knowledge about all aspects of the adoption triad from first hand interactions.

Our beginning:

While working for adoption agencies, we recognized that families who hired the agency only for the home study were not getting the personal attention they desired.  It was at that time that we set out to give families the prompt, personal, professional service only a Licensed Clinical Social Worker could provide.

quality service at reasonable rates

As adoption laws changed, some circumstances required that the home study be completed by a licensed child placing agency rather than an independent Social Worker.  To ensure that families would continue to receive exceptional service BY an agency, Adoption Support Services of Florida Inc., a child-placing agency licensed by the State of Florida, was founded to assist adoptive parents with the home study process.

Our purpose:

We understand that personal service is what adoptive parents seek and therefore we offer free phone consultations to help parents explore their adoption options. We believe that children are a gift from God whether they come into your family through birth or through adoption. We consider it a privilege to be a part of what is one of the most significant events in life and it is our passion to help adoptive parents bring children into their homes.