“I was writing to you to thank you for being by my side and for everything you have done for me. For all the help your office has given me. Thank you so much for taking my calls and texts at crazy hours of the night, LOL! I really needed someone I can talk to and someone that would just be there for me and listen and understand me. Maggy, you were that person. I wanted to thank Ellen and Lynn for all that they have done as well. I am happy my baby girl is with such a wonderful family! She is going to be so loved. I look forward to my pictures and letters. Please stay in touch.”
“Thank you for the understanding compassion and love you show me and have showed me throughout the process of my adoption plan. Throughout my pregnancy and for being by my side at the hospital every moment. That really meant a lot to me. I’m not going to lie, at one point I thought I wasn’t sure I could go through with it. There’s no way I could take him home. I knew I had to put the needs of my baby before the wants of my own like the quote your office uses. The adoptive parents I chose will be wonderful parents and I find comfort in that. Thank you for the comfort and the talk you gave me at the hospital, for the love you all showed me and my kids. We love you. Hugs and love,”
“I just wanted to say thank you so much for everything you’ve been doing and have done. I really appreciate you being able to do what you do on a daily basis. I know it’s hard on you as well. I have been very moody lately and you have patiently dealt and supported me. Thank you for being by my side and for all the support you have showed me without any bias and for not judging me. For listening and giving me great advice just wanted to say thank you and how much I really appreciate you.”
“Ellen, Lynn, Jim, and Maggie were there for me every step of the way. My case was complicated and time consuming but Ms.Kaplan fought for my rights and my precious baby is now prospering and growing with her loving adoptive parents.
Thank you to Kaplan and her staff forever!”
Anonymous Birth Mother
Thank you so much for asking about our meeting and your time yesterday. You are truly a Godsend. You addressed all of our concerns and didn’t make us feel ashamed or judged. We haven’t felt this advocated for since beginning this process. We are so excited to start working with everyone! Have a wonderful day
A and A, Mississippi
“My name is Danyelle and I would recommend Ellen Kaplan to anyone in the world, I could never have asked for better supportive friends thru my double experience of going thru adoption and I look forward to helping any mothers thru this decision I love each and everyone of the women that work for her and with her.”
“A beautiful adoption! Our adoption of our daughter was a great experience with Ellen Kaplans office. We learned the adoption process and we’re taught and educated from start to finish on all we needed to know to adopt our baby girl!”
Hilary and Steve
“Maggy, it has been so difficult for us to write this to you because we have never met anyone like you before in our lives. You are the most selfless empathetic genuine person we have ever met. Our baby girl couldn’t have found a better friend in Florida than you. You will be forever in our hearts and there’s nothing that we could ever do that would ever come close to expressing the love and gratitude our family has for you. You are a miracle and a guardian angel for not only birth mothers, for adoptive parents and what you do goes way beyond a job title. With endless love and gratitude,”
Dakota and Luis
Personal Adoption Case Manager
Every birth mom is assigned their personal Adoption Case Manager, a compassionate, understanding counselor and advocate whose singular responsibility is your health and well being. She is with you every step of the way.
“When I am with an expecting mother, I am there for her from the moment she calls to provide personal guidance and emotional support. I am non-judgmental, no matter what or how heavy the situation may be. I get to know her personally and always try and develop a genuine close relationship. I give all of my expectant/birth mothers the respect and support they deserve during what can be a difficult time in their lives. You can count on me to be there for you throughout the entire experience and beyond.”
– Maggy, Adoption Case Manager
Ellen Kaplan Adoption Support Services
Ellen Kaplan is a practicing [adoption] attorney since 1991 and member in good standing with the Florida Bar. Ellen is Board Certified in Florida Adoption law, sits on the Florida Board Certification Committee on Adoption law, a Fellow of the prestigious Academy of Adoption & Assisted Reproduction Attorneys, and serves on the Board of the Florida Adoption Council. Services include domestic private placement adoptions (newborn, infants, toddlers, older children, siblings, multiples), step-parent and relative adoptions, adult adoptions, individual birth mother representation, domestication of foreign judgments of adoption, litigation of contested adoptions, Department of Children and Families (DCF) Interventions, Agency and Intermediary legal defense representation, and Surrogacy. In addition to being an attorney, Ellen is also a registered nurse who has worked extensively in the field of labor and delivery.