A Is For Adoption

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  • 151 Kalmus Dr Ste D

    Costa Mesa, CA 92626

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  • 714-556-0220

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We utilized A is 4 Adoption and had a terrible experience. I have run into many others that have adopted over the years through them and they weren't happy with the experience but they ended up getting a child even though it wasn't in their preferences so they weren't unhappy. They indicated if they adopted again they probably wouldn't use them. I should have know that from my first few phone calls the specific numbers that were given to me kept changing from how many they adopted out in a year to the average age of the birthmothers they use. You would think they would know that sort of thing but I think the numbers may have been fudged a bit which is why I kept getting different numbers. Basically we never heard from them for months and months after we signed up and paid our $9k, then we started getting a email with one sentence stating "we presented your profile to 1 birthmothers this month but unfortunately they went another way". Then we got a few phone calls about birthmothers that weren't a fit for us but we were given the speech "you never know when the next one will come along" speech. We waited for some and some we caved in on. The ones we caved in on, we had to agree to drive or fly 2+ hours North that week to meet the birthmother and btw, please bring a gift. We were fine with that but had to find child care as our 3 year old daughter was in preschool at the time and gets out at 5pm and no family in the area. We asked if the birthmother could do it in the morning. No, it had to be in the afternoon. We asked if we could change it to another day. No, it had to be that day. We have to make a decision on the spot. We pushed back saying, we were trying but we were met with, the birthmother holds all the strings and we either do this or its not the right situation for us. What? WOW. This is the strong arming they do. They either make you feel bad for not being able to do something; making you feel like you must not want it bad enough or they stone wall you. I cannot count how many times, the phone got silent after I asked a question, a question that was completely valid that they simply didn't want to do. For example, that scenario when the birthmother had to meet that afternoon and not morning because she worked a part time job. The phone grew completely silent and I sat silently on the phone, waiting to see if they had hung up on me or what was going on. What was going on was I had asked what if we go up on Saturday, well they didn't want to do that. I need to bend to their way. They make you feel like the bad guy all the time. Like we were open to any ethnicity mixed with caucasian or full anything except African American and some drug exposure but not heavy drug exposure. I got the talk from Laurie, the owner after the 2nd birthmother that maybe I should consider widening the scope of what I was willing to accept. True, they are all God's children and they need a home but I am not the type of person that is equipped to manage a drug addicted baby or any/all of the potential life long health problems that can come from that. After a year of going back and forth, they came to us with a child that again, wasn't a match for us but said this is just before your contract ends so it's now or never, again, strong arming. We decided that we didn't have enough trust to pay them another $9k with the way they had managed their business and themselves over the past year to adopt through them. We moved onto another agency. This industry is not for the weak hearted which we knew but we came out scarred and without a child and our daughter will not have a sibling because of the practices and procedures of this adoption facilitator. Stay away.

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We utilized A is 4 Adoption and had a terrible experience. I have run into many others that have adopted over the years through them and they weren't happy with the experience but they ended up getting a child even though it wasn't in their preferences so they weren't unhappy. They indicated if they adopted again they probably wouldn't use them. I should have know that from my first few phone calls the specific numbers that were given to me kept changing from how many they adopted out in a year to the average age of the birthmothers they use. You would think they would know that sort of thing but I think the numbers may have been fudged a bit which is why I kept getting different numbers. Basically we never heard from them for months and months after we signed up and paid our $9k, then we started getting a email with one sentence stating "we presented your profile to 1 birthmothers this month but unfortunately they went another way". Then we got a few phone calls about birthmothers that weren't a fit for us but we were given the speech "you never know when the next one will come along" speech. We waited for some and some we caved in on. The ones we caved in on, we had to agree to drive or fly 2+ hours North that week to meet the birthmother and btw, please bring a gift. We were fine with that but had to find child care as our 3 year old daughter was in preschool at the time and gets out at 5pm and no family in the area. We asked if the birthmother could do it in the morning. No, it had to be in the afternoon. We asked if we could change it to another day. No, it had to be that day. We have to make a decision on the spot. We pushed back saying, we were trying but we were met with, the birthmother holds all the strings and we either do this or its not the right situation for us. What? WOW. This is the strong arming they do. They either make you feel bad for not being able to do something; making you feel like you must not want it bad enough or they stone wall you. I cannot count how many times, the phone got silent after I asked a question, a question that was completely valid that they simply didn't want to do. For example, that scenario when the birthmother had to meet that afternoon and not morning because she worked a part time job. The phone grew completely silent and I sat silently on the phone, waiting to see if they had hung up on me or what was going on. What was going on was I had asked what if we go up on Saturday, well they didn't want to do that. I need to bend to their way. They make you feel like the bad guy all the time. Like we were open to any ethnicity mixed with caucasian or full anything except African American and some drug exposure but not heavy drug exposure. I got the talk from Laurie, the owner after the 2nd birthmother that maybe I should consider widening the scope of what I was willing to accept. True, they are all God's children and they need a home but I am not the type of person that is equipped to manage a drug addicted baby or any/all of the potential life long health problems that can come from that. After a year of going back and forth, they came to us with a child that again, wasn't a match for us but said this is just before your contract ends so it's now or never, again, strong arming. We decided that we didn't have enough trust to pay them another $9k with the way they had managed their business and themselves over the past year to adopt through them. We moved onto another agency. This industry is not for the weak hearted which we knew but we came out scarred and without a child and our daughter will not have a sibling because of the practices and procedures of this adoption facilitator. Stay away.

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Had to place my baby for adoption - it was the hardest thing I have ever done, but it was necessary. The ladies at A is 4 Adoption helped me by being there for me, giving me friendship, taking me to the doctor, making sure I had food,

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Had to place my baby for adoption - it was the hardest thing I have ever done, but it was necessary. The ladies at A is 4 Adoption helped me by being there for me, giving me friendship, taking me to the doctor, making sure I had food,

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Outstanding!!!My husband and I adopted our beloved son 2 years ago with the help of A is 4 Adoption, we were impressed from the beginning with everything! they were informative, helpful, sensitive, respectful and always available to us if

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Outstanding!!!My husband and I adopted our beloved son 2 years ago with the help of A is 4 Adoption, we were impressed from the beginning with everything! they were informative, helpful, sensitive, respectful and always available to us if

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My daughter had such a wonderful and helpful experience working with A is 4 Adoption. They not only explained how adoption works to my daughter and the father of her baby, but they took time to be sure that as her mother I understood too. A is 4 Adoption paid my daughters bills, made sure she had food money, bought maternity clothes, helped with doctor appointments, found great parents for the baby and much more. They even came to the hospital to support my daughter! Suggest calling this company if wanting to place baby for adoption.

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My daughter had such a wonderful and helpful experience working with A is 4 Adoption. They not only explained how adoption works to my daughter and the father of her baby, but they took time to be sure that as her mother I understood too. A is 4 Adoption paid my daughters bills, made sure she had food money, bought maternity clothes, helped with doctor appointments, found great parents for the baby and much more. They even came to the hospital to support my daughter! Suggest calling this company if wanting to place baby for adoption.

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I placed a baby with A is 4 Adoption and their staff was exceptional. They helped me and guide me through the process every step of the way. If you are looking to place your child they are the ones to go to. Thank you A is 4 Adoption.

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I placed a baby with A is 4 Adoption and their staff was exceptional. They helped me and guide me through the process every step of the way. If you are looking to place your child they are the ones to go to. Thank you A is 4 Adoption.

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While we were aware that they offer all the services needed for both the birth parents and the adoptive families. We were not prepared for the level of personal service we received at A Is 4 Adoption. The staff was easy to work with and informed us of what to expect at every step. We were impressed with how the birth mothers were treated with such diginity and respect. There was not any pressure on us or the various birth mothers that we met during the process. We had a nice relationship with the birth parents before the birth of our sweet baby girl. We all had agreed on the level of contact after the birth and everything has gone very smoothly. We couldn't have wished for a better experience. We wouldn't consider going anywhere else.\r\n

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While we were aware that they offer all the services needed for both the birth parents and the adoptive families. We were not prepared for the level of personal service we received at A Is 4 Adoption. The staff was easy to work with and informed us of what to expect at every step. We were impressed with how the birth mothers were treated with such diginity and respect. There was not any pressure on us or the various birth mothers that we met during the process. We had a nice relationship with the birth parents before the birth of our sweet baby girl. We all had agreed on the level of contact after the birth and everything has gone very smoothly. We couldn't have wished for a better experience. We wouldn't consider going anywhere else.\r\n

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nothings worst than a child taken from either parent. like me my babys birthday is today jan 23 2010 . nevaeh gist taken from me by her mother verda m beck. my name is thomas gist remember me i tried to contact you about this matter way before this adoption took place.

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nothings worst than a child taken from either parent. like me my babys birthday is today jan 23 2010 . nevaeh gist taken from me by her mother verda m beck. my name is thomas gist remember me i tried to contact you about this matter way before this adoption took place.

Pros: theres none

Cons: not contacting fathers who may want there child

 

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