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Focus On Children


Cokeville, Wyoming
United States


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Type: Private Agency


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Review by pringlecat submitted on December, 10, 2007 at 01:46 PM


Adoption Details:

Child's Age: 0y 0m
Start Date: Apr 1998
Status: Withdrew voluntarily
Type: Closed, International
Special Needs: No
Child from Russian Federation

pringlecat's Ratings:
Pros: They started out great - with helpful information and quick turn-around time on questions.

Cons: After we signed on the "dotted line" communication became very poor. A wait time of 4-6 months was quoted, and we ended up waiting 16 months before we ever received any information about a child. They said they worked very hard to match the right child with the right family, but then when the referrals finally came in, there was no matching - it was just "here's the next girl in line, do you want her?" We specifically asked for a "relatively healthy" child - knowing there would be some typical orphanage delays - and we were referred a child with obvious problems. After loosing all faith that this agency would be able to follow through on everything they had promised, we fired them.

Reviews: This is not a good agency to work with. They are currently under Federal Indictment for illegal child trafficing in Samoa and face prison time. Their "sister agency" in Utah will say that they are a totally different agency - and not related to the Wyoming agency - but you should know that they are the same people we worked with on our failed attempt, and the person running the Utah agency is the sister of the of the people running the Wyoming agency....sounds the same to me! The two agencies split when the child trafficing allegations arose.



Review by pringlecat submitted on December, 10, 2007 at 01:46 PM


Adoption Details:

Child's Age: 0y 0m
Start Date: Apr 1998
Status: Withdrew voluntarily
Type: Closed, International
Special Needs: No
Child from Russian Federation

pringlecat's Ratings:
Pros: They started out great - with helpful information and quick turn-around time on questions.

Cons: After we signed on the "dotted line" communication became very poor. A wait time of 4-6 months was quoted, and we ended up waiting 16 months before we ever received any information about a child. They said they worked very hard to match the right child with the right family, but then when the referrals finally came in, there was no matching - it was just "here's the next girl in line, do you want her?" We specifically asked for a "relatively healthy" child - knowing there would be some typical orphanage delays - and we were referred a child with obvious problems. After loosing all faith that this agency would be able to follow through on everything they had promised, we fired them.

Reviews: This is not a good agency to work with. They are currently under Federal Indictment for illegal child trafficing in Samoa and face prison time. Their "sister agency" in Utah will say that they are a totally different agency - and not related to the Wyoming agency - but you should know that they are the same people we worked with on our failed attempt, and the person running the Utah agency is the sister of the of the people running the Wyoming agency....sounds the same to me! The two agencies split when the child trafficing allegations arose.