Adoptions by Family Creations
Thank you adoption helper
This is to Adoption helper. Thank you so much for your post. My husband and I are desperate to start a family, and Googled adoption agencies. We came across Family Creations as well as your post. We started right away calling local sources you mentioned and found out that you were absolutely correct. All of them had the same thing to say about this agency. They wouldn’t disclose any specific information, but all cautioned us against working with him. We did get a few local agencies that came highly recommended from these sources. We have or first appointment with a local agency come up soon. I am writing this because I feel that your voice should be heard, and something tells me you saved us from future heartbreak.
important please read
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.
We adopted (domestic newborn) last year through Family Creations, they were fantastic, very supportive and encouraging from start to finish!
Inept Agency with Corrupt Practices
This agency never disclosed to us that the birth mother was a minor nor that the baby was a premie. The child was extremely sick. There are over 6 months of missing medical reports. When we asked for medical reports or pictures, I was told that we were being unreasonable, as there was too much going on in Guatemala. After visiting the child and seeing how sick he was, we canceled the adoption. The owner of the agency FINALLY decided to visit the child. Strangely, my issue was that the child was severely handicapped and could not walk. Well, the baby's leg was broken 2 days before the owner was there to see if he could walk. The owner of the agency decided that the baby was fine. Moreover, that all our money was spent in Guatemala and he was a small non profit agency, and my husband's finacial status could afford a $14K loss!
After speaking with the Hague Accrediting people, I learned there were more issues that this agency violated. First off, they took the $14K without my 171H or HomeStudy in hand. Another thing that they did wrong was send me a picture of the baby, while I was not even a registered member of their agency. So... run from this agency. Do not lose any money from them. Strangely, the owner of the agency owns a profitable Day Care and apartment complexes.