A Child's Waiting Adoption

A Child's Waiting Adoption

 
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Just wondering...

Has any had any success into getting their child back.. let me know?

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ACW

ACW DIDN'T GIVE A RATS BUTT ABOUT NOTHING MONEY GRUBBING THERE IS NOT A WORD IN THE BOOK FOR THOSE 2 SISTERS THEY CLOSED PLACE IN FAIRLAWN NOW AND DID NOT INFORM ANYONE WHERE THERE GIFTS AND MAIL BE SENT TO FOR A ADOPTIVE CHILD ...THEY DONT ANSWER PHONES NOR EMAIL NOR THERE STICKEN FACEBOOK ACCOUNT'S. GUESS WHAT YOU 2 SLIM BALLS WHEN THE WORLD ENDS AND JUDGEMENT DAY BY GOD IS UPON YOU ..MAY YOU ROT IN h****L RATE IS 0

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Wrongful

If you think you got wronged contact the state attorney general and see if they can help

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baby brokering business

Glad they are shut down , From one broken hearted grandma!
My rate is 0 ....12 more years I will Indeed seek to find my grandaughter!

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To 3athome

Have you stopped to think about how they were able to place 1500 children in 8 yrs? Those are astronomical numbers. When we dealt with them they claimed to have placed over 400 babies a yr. Where did they find that many babies when other agencies have long waiting lists for infant adoptions? Jennifer's husband is a Pediatrician with ties to an unnamed County north of Cincinnati. Just something to think about.

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ACW - go somewhere else

6 yrs ago we filed a complaint with the State of OH Attorney General's office about ACW and after a quick visit from the the same inspector who was supposed to be supervising their licensing and wasn't doing her job either, nothing was done. I had to crack a wry smile when I read they FINALLY got caught and hanged for doing the exact same thing they did to us. Those 2 women are the most accomplished liars I've ever met. I don't care what kind of college degrees they can put on the walll, they are dangerous and they played fast and loose with the children, birth parents and adoptive parents while taking their fees. They lied to us about the children's physical, cognitive and emotional problems, and they physically
(and illegally it turned out) dropped off drug and alcohol affected children off into our home that it turned out they didn't have legal custody of. Our attorney had a coronary when he found out we had these children in our house with no paperwork. He said it would be viewed as kidnapping in the courts and we had to return them immediately. How would we ever know anything like that?
It took a yr to turn up some of the truth but it turned out they didn't have a signed custody agreement from the mentally ill, homeless birth mom and had already placed these raging, mentally ill children into 2 homes before ours. They took money from 3 potential adoptive families and I believe, seriously impacted the continuing mental health of the children by disrupting them.

If I could rate them 0 stars I would. They are truly 2 of the most awful examples of humanity I've ever met.

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5.0

Thankful for agency

I am fortunate to have personal experience with this agency and take the time to offer support. There have been over 1500 kids placed by this agency in only 8 yrs or so. They have had WAY more successes and happy families than the negative ones. I am glad the agency was able to settle with the State. I work in social service and I am aware of the incompetencies of ODJFS and ACW has not deserved this type of treatment. The agency I am with as well as others I coordinate with ALL make similar mistakes, all clerical or documentation in nature. ALso, it depends on which Licensing specialist the agency has as they determine how the rules are interpreted there is nothing standardaized and the rules change constantly. Any agency is at risk for the same issues. I know from a professioanl perspective that this agency is wonderful, caring and would highly recommend them. The mahority of the lists on this site are those who have never had direct contact with the agency and are difficult to take seriously as they answer only to propoganda. There are many individuals willing to share positive experiences in another forum.

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ACIW class action suit?

Has anyone already started the process of filing a class action suit against ACIW? My husband and I are going to contact our adoption attorney tomorrow to see if she has heard of anything yet. It just seems as if what ODJFS did, just wasn't enough. I know that after speaking to one of their representatives, that it's pretty much all they could have done, but from an adoptive parent's standpoint, it clearly isn't enough.

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Class action suit against ACIW?

Even though my husband and I are relieved to hear that ACIW is not able to hurt any other adoptive families like ourselves, it is only for 4 years. After that they can go back to breaking the hearts of other families just to make money. We had an adoption disruption that just occurred 3 weeks before this past Christmas and we didn't receive one phone call or letter from ACIW asking how we were coping. It had to have been our worst holiday ever. They made us feel like we were inadequate as adoptive parents.
My question is, now that we know that we weren't the only family out there hurt by ACIW, has anyone made any comments or suggestions into filing a class action lawsuit against ACIW? We are very interested in pursuing this and are going to contact our adoption attorney tomorrow, but I wanted to see if anyone else had already taken steps for this idea?

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The verdict is in.

You can read all of the complaints against them at this webpage.

http://www.ohio.com/news/break_news/27287854.html

The documents on this agency are here

http://media.ohio.com/documents/ACW+Settlement+Agreement.pdf
http://media.ohio.com/documents/ACW+revocation.pdf

They will be allowed to finish out the 25 adoptions. The owners can not perform adoptions for the next four years for any agency in the state of Ohio. The owners are not allowed to do any of the day to day business with the agency.

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sloppy

I wish I had found this site before I dealt with ACW. My experience with them was terrible. My home study took less than 2 hours-total. I should have been tipped off when the classroom instructor bragged she had been brought in to clean up ACW records so that they wouldn't lose their license.

They attempted to place a child with me who had behavioral problems they had not disclosed. When I called my case worker to discuss my concerns her only advice was "You just need to decide whether or not you want to be a mommy" no advice, no reassurance, no offer to help. I was then told if I did not accept this child, no future children would be presented to me. This was not a disrupted adoption--I had only met the child twice and he had not moved in with me. I had requested a 3-4 year old. ACW said he was 7 "but don't worry he is small." On the first meeting the child told me he was actually 8. He was small--his mother had kept in a closet.

For those happy about the license issue-sorry to report they are still open and operating. Call them-they will take you as a new client. Their web site is active.

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4.0

Love them

I worked with A Childs Waiting with my first adoption over two years ago and I am currently working with them again to hopefully adopt a second child. Never had any problems. Yes I had a couple failed adoptions but they were always honest with the risks involved and it was always my choice if I wanted to proceed. We took the chance and knew there was the possibility that we may loose out. We have surrrendered money due to those failed adoptions and it hurt financially and emotionally but we were told ahead of time. I would recommend this agency.

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5.0

good experience

all interactions have been great. No concerns.

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ADOPTERS ARE NOT SAINTS HOLY COW!

Why do sooo many of you have the notion that adopters are automatic saints? I don't care if the directors of this agency adopted "hard to place" children!! This doesn't qualify them (or anyone else) for immediate canonization! It behooves me that this stigma still prevails! Give me a break! A child has but ONE mom. One original, natural, MOTHER. Period. Paperwork doesn't remove the mother -- not any more than the divorce papers would in a divorce court! Get real!

The directors of the agency appear to have used poor judgement! They hired cruddy workers who didn't follow laws or protocol. They overlooked their own errors, and literally STOLE baby Evelyn from her mother and grandparents!!

Tell me how many saints are you aware of who have engaged in criminal and morally corrupt activities? Exactly. So kiss my rosy red ass with the sainthood shit!

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ADOPTION IS NOT CHRISTIAN

Oh my God.......what a B*TCH you are-oh my God!!! How DARE you say you are some child's natural mother when you are infertile! You are psychotic! The baby you adopted should, never, ever, ever be made to feel you are her natural mother because you can NOT handle reality! You need help lady, BIGTIME-you infertiles are SO mentally unstable, and YOU are the ones with anger issues, and you are bitter, vengeful, vindictive immature brats who seriously, seriously need to GROW UP and accept your infertility and get mental health help for your dangerous jelously problems. None of you need a baby, you need psychiatric help to accept reality. I feel SOO sorry for the poor child you adopted because you are screwed up as my Adoptive "mother" . Ugh.


Oh i see... you uimply you have had your own kids-well what I said above still goes for infertiles, but you know what, screw you still lady, because A, alot of kids are taken from their real parents who don't even abuse them, like the mother whoo had her kids taken because they had normal sunburn, Social workers, are corrupt, evil, bags of sh*t who are doing the devil's work, destroying people's lives, and secondly even if a child is abused, you are still NOT their natural mother you IDIOT, and they need to stay in REALITY and deal with what went on with their REAL PARENTS and when you adoptive parents let your warped egos get involved you RUIN everything and all possiblity of emotional health for the adoptee. I am so sick of the ivory tower you want to stand on-there have been more abused adoptees then adoptees not abused. So you get YOUR facts straight oh holier than thou nutcase.

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