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Has anyone worked with Family Creations in Bradenton?  We have friends who had a great experience with them, but I haven’t seen anything about them in the AF groups.
We’re also looking at Heart of Adoptions, Gift of Life, and Adoptions by Shepherd Care, which I know a lot of people have asked about and written about.  If anyone who has worked with any of these agencies wouldn’t mind me PMing them, I’d really appreciate it!



We’re currently working with Adoption by Shepherd Care and they’ve been absolutely wonderful. We’re currently matched with an expectant mom due in September so we have much to go through still, but so far they’ve been really good and excellent communicators. Good luck with your journey!

Posted by Mary-Anne on Aug 06, 2013 at 8:23pm

Thanks, Mary-Anne.  I’m glad to hear you’ve had such a good experience and I hope everything goes well in the next months!

Do you mind me asking what other agencies you considered and what made you choose Adoption by Shepherd Care?

Also, about how long did you have to wait between signing up with them (after the home study was completed) and finding your match?

Please feel free to PM me.  Thanks again!

Posted by A in NOVA on Aug 12, 2013 at 4:52pm

We are working with Family Creations and have a longer than usual wait.  They have been very attentive being that they are a smaller agency.

Posted by deenerj on Nov 20, 2013 at 8:15am

We hope this will help anyone thinking of using Family Creations located at, 3010 Manatee Avenue W, Bradenton, FL 34205 with Executive Director Kirk Zeppi. We highly recommend you call a local attorney, talk to judges, and other local adoption agencies before deciding on any agency, but specifically this one. My husband and I wish we did this before we unfortunately walked though this businesses door. Family Creations and especially Mr. Kirk Zeppi is very well known in the area and not in a good way.  If you do choose to work with this company we recommend you hire a good attorney to protect yourself and
keep your family safe by walking away the second it starts going sideways.  Please know if you are going to be his next victim there are other trustworthy agencies out there waiting to fix the horrible nightmare he will do to you.  My husband and I found out not to long ago that he had done the same thing to more than six families since us, and it hasn’t been that long.  If you are one of his many victims please speak out, this could be the only way to protect future family’s just like us.

Posted by adoptionhelper200 on Jul 07, 2017 at 1:43pm

They are horrible!!  With the high price that is paid, you would think they would take the birth mother to drs. appts., require drug tests, and make sure the birth mom uses the money you give them for food and not drugs.  You just keep sending the money, and they give it the birth mom who can easily spend it on drugs and cigarettes (AND THEY DO!), the baby is protected in NO WAY.  We received a baby that had drugs in his system and the only time health care was received was when the birth mother was in jail.  Still trying to figure out why so much money was owed when the birth mom spent so much of her pregnancy in jail.  This place should be shut down; Kirk preys on drug-addicted women to support his lifestyle all at the expense of the birth mom and adoptive parents. Sickening.  For the price they charge, you can do much better than this organization.

Posted by TAD on Feb 23, 2018 at 5:48pm

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