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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.

Meet Our Adoption Counselors


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.

Susan Schlindwein, MSW

Susan Schlindwein, MSW

Susie Schlindwein has been working in pregnancy and adoption for the agency since 2019. She has her Master’s Degree in Social Work as well as a certification in Child Welfare and Maltreatment. Prior to working with Catholic Charities, she spent a year in the Polk County schools providing counseling to children and families.  She has had a desire to work in adoptions for as long as she can remember, and is driven by that passion for Birth mothers and children.

Reach out to one of our adoption counselors today.

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.