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Catholic Charities Adoption Services is here to:



you about all of your options so you may make an informed decision.


you to make the best decision for yourself and your child.


you in the decision you make.

Catholic Charities Adoption Services is a licensed child adoption agency and has been providing adoption services as Catholic Social Services since 1945, making us a well-established and respected adoption provider in the community.  Our Florida adoption agency provides services in 25 counties within Florida to all members of the adoption triad including birth parents, adoptive families, and Adopted persons.  We offer non-judgmental support and information to anyone regardless of age, ethnic origin, or religion.

Meet Our Adoption Counselors

Geralyn Ryan, LCSW

Geralyn Ryan, LCSW

Geralyn is a licensed clinical social worker and has been working in pregnancy and adoption work since 1999 for the agency.  She is also an “Understanding Infant Adoption” trainer since 2002.  She has been part of a nationwide endeavor since then to encourage and support greater knowledge and understanding of accurate adoption information to those who provide pregnancy counseling and care to women in unplanned pregnancies.  Geralyn is the director of the Caring Choices pregnancy program and the Adoption program for the Diocese of St. Augustine and works directly with adoptive families who are wanting to adopt.

Melissa Anderson, MSW

Melissa Anderson, MSW

Melissa has Masters in Social Work and started working with Catholic Charities in 2016, after completing her internship with the agency. Prior to working with the adoption team, she worked for 10 years in the social service field as a contract worker for the Department of Children and Families as well as a substance abuse counselor.

Reach out to one of our adoption counselors today.