For this Child International Adoptions Agency
False Cedulas. False Birthmothers. Devastated Daughter
Chip Orr & Traci Orr should stand trial for their criminal activity. Our daughter turned 9 and wanted to find her birth mother. We hired a searcher. After weeks of searching, we discovered that the cedula was fake. Totally false. The adoption paperwork from Chip & Traci Orr was illegal and the identity of another woman was used instead. That left us with no leads of locating our beloved daughter's actual birth mother.
Once adoptions in Guatemala ended and the money ran out, Chip and Traci Orr with For This Child utterly disappeared and vanished.
But we found him. If you are looking for info on your case, find Chip. He also goes by Charles George Orr.
The Mulligan Law Firm
4514 Cole Ave Ste 300
Dallas, TX 75205
They were involved in over 1,000 adoptions and now these children are getting older and want, and DESERVE answers about their birth families.
They have a special place in hell reserved for them.
I completed an adoption with this agency in 2008. I started in Nov 2007 full well knowing the status of Guat adoptions as this was my third time around. I did tons of research before choosing this agency as I had a previous agency that was horrible. During my research, I found only one negative review about FTC. When I contacted the reviewer, they told me they did not proceed with FTC for an adoption but made the decision while still doing paperwork. I had soooo many other positive reviews, I decided to go with FTC. I met Colleen in Guatemala before we signed with FTC and felt very comfortable with her. My process was amazing. It was quick (6 months during Hague issues). I was kept up-to-date on the current status of my adoption and adoptions in general. I received monthly medical reports and photos several times monthly. We had one problem with our paperwork on the US side and FTC worked with me closely to get it fixed. Having had issues like this before with my other agency, I can easily say they left me to take care of things myself. I felt comfortable with all the staff in the US and Guat. My foster mom was very nice and loving with my daughter. The staff in Guat was very timely with info and help. I did not have one negative experience with them. It's interesting to me that I did not see all the negative reviews that I have been reading lately while I was researching FTC. I wonder the reasons for that....maybe staff changes? Anyway, we are entitled to our experience and this was mine.
JUST SAY NO
JUST SAY NO TO FTC
It's that simple to save heartache, money, emotional trauma and time.
JUST SAY NO
FTC or For This Child, Inc is the worst agency.
They lie without hesitation.
They mistreat the foster mothers.
Their communication was beyond pathetic.
I can't believe they are still in business.
The owners are deceptively nice in the beginning, don't believe it.
They are simply THE WORST so do yourself a favor and AVOID them.
This site is amazing as I have spent almost 3 years thinking I was the exception instead of the norm in experiencing the dark side of FTC and Traci Orr. She was defensive, unsympathetic, and down right rude. She selectively answered e-mails and refused to send us info we requested.
I had a terrible emotionally traumatic experience with FTC and I thought I was alone.
I am just glad to read that I was not alone in my experiences and horribly offended to read that those snakes are still in business and hopping to a new country with the Kaz program.
What goes around comes around so if you live anywhere near Dallas, Texas - look out when the wrath comes back around on those heartless souls.
BEWARE! AVOID FTC!
FTC DOESN'T DESERVE A STAR OF ANY KIND. I HAVE TO GIVE THEM ONE BECAUSE IT IS REQUIRED ON THE SITE TO POST.
PLEASE DON'T EVEN THINK ABOUT SIGNING A CONTRACT WITH FOR THIS CHILD FTC ADOPTION AGENCY!!!
YOU WILL BE SORRY IF YOU DO.
UNETHICAL, UNPROFESSIONAL, CORRUPT CRIMINALS.
Beware, they are cunning, master manipulators!
THEY KEPT OUR MONEY. ALL OF IT.
There are already UNHAPPY FAMILIES with the Kaz program and FTC is starting the cycle of lying and manipulating all over again. THERE ARE MULTIPLE FAMILIES STUCK IN PROCESS WITH UNFINISHED CASES IN GUATEMALA!
Needless to say, they really need to be put out of business. I make sure to spread the word whenever the topic of adoption comes up!
POOR AGENCY - THUMBS DOWN
I cannot recommend that anyone work with For This Child (FTC). I found them to be unprofessional, unkind and disrespectful both to my family and to many other FTC families that I had contact with. We were lied to on numerous occasions and many families, including my own, constantly lived or live in fear of what FTC might do while in process, just for asking legitimate and absolutely reasonable questions.
They often seem to use this fear or guilt to keep families from asking for information, and if that doesn't work, they have used intimidation and threats of withholding your children to get what they want.
Please research FTC and do your homework and you will safe yourself time, energy, emotional distress, and money.
Whatever agency you eventually choose, do yourself a favor and document EVERYTHING they say. I recommend you request they put it in writing everything that was said verbally. If they won't, e-mail your notes on the conversation back to them for confirmation and documentation.
For This Child, Inc FTC
Adoption Roads can be bumping....or they can be downright treacherous. While I'm glad for some of you and envy your naivete' and smooth processes, I will just say that your experience was NOT the norm.
Ours was ridden by FTC'S lying, cheating and stealing.
If you would like to see some of our e-mails from Chip & Traci Orr that are condescending, patronizing, downright threatening, and highly unethical let me know. I'll gladly share them.
Including but not limited to:
1)Lies between Colleen and Traci about "disruptive parents" and numerous instances of them violating their own confidentiality responsibilities. (By the way, since you are reading this, Chip & Traci, surprise! you were taped!)
2)Threatening and lying to families in process about potential "lost birthmothers" and scaring in-process families with fears and threats of abandonment cases.
3)Lying in writing about hiring a "finder"
4)Lying to the foreign government of Guatemala
5)Encouraging fostering parents to lie to the authorities in Guatemala
6)Fradulent paperwork and custom-created documentation
7)Extreme Emotional & Mental Abuse
FINALLY, businesses with good sound ethical business practices don't operate under one name and file all of their accreditation paperwork under another.
POOR STAFF, POOR AGENCY
Knowing what we know now, we would have NEVER signed up with FTC.
For This Child effectively puts on a great first impression but they FAIL TO DELIVER on all fronts. And it is the orphaned children that SUFFER.
!!!! AVOID THE KAZ program, please !!!
Save yourself the money, the time, the emotional trauma and FIND A DIFFERENT AGENCY.
RUN FAR FAR AWAY
Please RUN FAR AWAY from the Kaz or Guatemalan programs with For This Child.
They have secured their place in HELL countless times over.