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Reachsource Adoptions

5 Campion Rd
Cape Elizabeth, Maine 04107
United States
800-587-3224

http://www.birthmotherschoice.com/

Type: Facilitator


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Review by sttawardnas submitted on March, 4, 2011 at 02:45 AM


Adoption Details:

Child's Age: 0y 0m
Start Date: Jan 2000
Status: Finalized
Type: Open, Domestic, Interstate
Special Needs: No
Child from Alabama, United States

sttawardnas's Ratings:
Pros: everything always i love reachsource

Cons: i have worked with reachsource twice the only thing i would change and did change the second time was working with connections. reachsource is the middle person and if she places you with someone lori has your in good hands but i will never work with connections again.

Reviews: i have used reachsource to place two children. i want everyone to know from a birthmother point of view this is the best way to go. yes she is a middle person that you do not have to have. i however would not have it any other way. you have someone who can work things out for you and deal with all the little things. at a time when you are more stressed than ever. also if you move to maine for the time she is there for you. she knows the doctors, hospitals, and everything else you will need. she runs you where you need to go helps set things up for you. if you just go with an agancy they usually do not help near as much. i did try that first. with most that i talked to a birthmom is just a money maker not a person. your just a job to them. reachsource treats you not just like a human but also as a friend. please note the info above is for the adoptive parents so please know it is not real info for me only the comments are true. i dont know the other info. such as the cost ect. sttawardnas@yahoo.com if you have any thing you want to ask.



Review by blueschiz submitted on August, 31, 2009 at 05:26 AM


Adoption Details:

Child's Age: 0y 0m
Start Date: Jan 2009
Status: Referral received
Completion Date: Mar 2009
Time Until Placement: 2 months
Type: Closed, Domestic, Interstate
Special Needs: No
Child from Chicago, Illinois, United States

blueschiz's Ratings:
Pros: Deborah is an adoption facilitator, which is ILLEGAL in most states. She inserts herself into the adoption process as an unnecessary middleman and keeps women from going to legitimate agencies. We were working with another agency who referred us to Deborah Stevenson and Reachsource as a contact for matching. We spoke with Deborah about this birth mother for several months and were leary, but we were having such a terrible time with the agency that we wanted to be done. The social worker for Adoption Associates ( now A Baby Step Adoption ) assured us that Deborah Stevenson and Reachsource were legitimate. So we sent our matching fee plus the first payment of $500 birth mother expenses and the birth mother evaporated. Poof. "I don't know what's going on. She just stopped calling." And no new leads were presented, which was her agreement - that if the lead fell through she would forward that fee to a new match. WE WERE SCAMMED BY DEBORAH STEVENSON and REACHSOURCE ADOPTIONS. All attempts to resolve the issue were met with "you knew how it worked when you paid." Yes we did and we got NOTHING for our money.

Cons: Deborah is an adoption facilitator, which is ILLEGAL in most states. She inserts herself into the adoption process as an unnecessary middleman and keeps women from going to legitimate agencies. We were working with another agency who referred us to Deborah Stevenson and Reachsource as a contact for matching. We spoke with Deborah about this birth mother for several months and were leary, but we were having such a terrible time with the agency that we wanted to be done. The social worker for Adoption Associates ( now A Baby Step Adoption ) assured us that Deborah Stevenson and Reachsource were legitimate. So we sent our matching fee plus the first payment of $500 birth mother expenses and the birth mother evaporated. Poof. "I don't know what's going on. She just stopped calling." And no new leads were presented, which was her agreement - that if the lead fell through she would forward that fee to a new match. WE WERE SCAMMED BY DEBORAH STEVENSON and REACHSOURCE ADOPTIONS. All attempts to resolve the issue were met with "you knew how it worked when you paid." Yes we did and we got NOTHING for our money.

Reviews: She was very convincing and soothing to me, a frazzled adoptive mom who was extremely frustrated with the process. She's good at what she does and can convince you to send her money with no contact information for the birth mother. I never would have sent the money if our agency social worker hadn't said they had clients who succeeded through her. If it sounds like a scam it IS.