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"There are laws in place to make sure you do not sign any papers while on any kind of medication."
You are an outright liar. How come I was still have an IV drip in my arm when I signed the papers? Your "review" is bogus and written by someone with a vested interest in adoption, be it one of the baby brokers themselves or an adopter. "Christian" agency and "Christian adopters"... yeah, whatever. Sick, despicable liars.
First, I would like to start off by saying that I began my adoption process at age 18. I was young but knew that taking responsibility for my child meant giving him the best possible life. In that, I chose adoption. I spent time looking at several agencies and interviewed with many. I chose AIM because when you call you get an actual person on the phone who is polite and caring and willing to help in any situation. Additionally, I chose AIM because they are a Christian agency, one that places children with Christian families. The staff at AIM Adoptions consists of men and women who have been touched in one way or another by the adoption process (whether that be an adopted child, birth mother, adoptive family, etc). This is what makes AIM so unique to other agencies. They will go more than out of their way to ensure that you get the best possible care throughout your pregnancy and post-pregnancy regardless if you place your child. I chose AIM because of their flexibility between open, semi-open, and closed options. Going into the process I wanted to have a completely closed adoption but understood that I could change my option within the process (and did). The staff makes sure you know exactly what you are signing. There are laws in place to make sure you do not sign any papers while on any kind of medication. AIM makes sure to go through what you are signing and answer any questions before birth as well as after. I do not believe that this agency or any agency are vultures who are waiting to take anyone's child without consent. I do not regret my decision to place my baby boy three years ago. I knew exactly what I was signing and knew the repercussions of such a signature. There are of course difficult times and emotions to be sorted through, but my son is with a wonderful family and I am able to hear from them frequently. AIM's staff will try their best to reconnect relationships that have lost touch. That is to say they are human and can only do their best. Another wonderful fact about AIM is that they are more than willing to offer post-adoption counseling as well as get together with you to talk. My experience with the this agency and it's staff has been a completely loving and open environment. The men and women on staff have become dearest acquaintances and friends. They have helped me and continue to help me through the hardest decision of my life.
Take heed to this warning... – Be very, very careful if you a young, vulnerable woman faced with an unplanned pregnancy. These agencies play on your vulnerability, tell you what you want to hear and coach the adopters to do the same. Be even more careful and mindful if potential adopters are promising you an "open adoption". 80 % of open adoptions close, at the adoptive parents whim.
I went through another agency, where upon AIM took over the records for them after they closed, when the owner died. When I called 7 years post placement, to inquire about my promised updates/ pictures, the woman who answered the phone coldly, rudely and dismissively told me that my child's adopters packed up, moved and left no forwarding contact information. This woman had no empathy or compassion for me and could have cared less that I was cut off from the only promised connection to my child. I knew then that I had been had. These people are completely different after you relinquish your rights. Make no mistake. You are of no use to them after they get what they want.
The experience of giving birth to my first born child was horrendous; as they were all there (agency workers and the social wrecker) after I had a c-section to coerce and manipulate me when I was still drugged on morphine. I signed papers forever separating me from my child while I was still drugged. I will, until the day I die, feel like it was all planned that way. My experience left me feeling nothing but dehumanized and exploited and I would not wish it on my worst enemy. This is a decision that will alter the course of your life and in a great many cases, not in the way that these agencies and their paying customers will brainwash you to believe. My life was nearly destroyed. Take heed to this warning.
Most caring place I have ever seen – Don't you think that it is more important that the child and the couple that is in need of that child are more important than you? I am not saying that you are not important because you are, you are helping couples that can't start a family be able to actually have a family. You may not have felt the "bond" with AIM but what is important is that the couple that is in need feels that bond. I have seen the way that AIM treats the couples that go into their facility and they give them a sense of hope and possibility. So if you feel that they treated you inappropriately then just take comfort that they are treating the people you are helping in the best way possible.
Not Impressed – Why do I get the feeling the AIM staff has written all of these rave reviews? I am a birthmother among several birthmothers that did NOT have such a glowing report. We were ushered in, ushered out once our babies were born and ignored and condescended. We were treated like a charity case. Those women talked about all of us as if we were low lives and juvenile delinquents. There were some people that were happy with AIM but the reports I'm seeing here are not the true reflection of this organization. Please go into this agency with your eyes wide open and if you feel that the "bond" you are being offered isn't real. Go with your instinct.
Nothing left out – They have huge hearts. They give their entire person to everyone that comes in. They have the knowledge and the answers for what ever questions you may have. They will calm your fears and dry your tears.
Your Choice In Adoption Agencies. – I love the staff at AIM. Because adoption is about keeping the sanctity of the family, I believe this is the best agency for that. Not only do they treat you like family but all of the staff have personal relationships with each adopting family. This makes AIM a wonderful community where everyone is accepted, loved, and related. If you want to choose a agency that knows what they are doing, professional, and caring.....CHOOSE AIM!
My AIM Experience – i am a birthmother of AIM,they are a heaven sent agency that i will never forget. and i will never forget a special woman by the name of malinda,i hold a very special place in my heart for her.everytime i think about what happened 6yrs ago,i just start to cry of joy.let me tell you what this woman did for me.first of all i wasnt sure if i was making the best decision for my unborn daughter,malinda came out to meet me not one time not two i cant even count how many times,she was so patient with me and she never once pressured me into making a life decision for my unborn daughter.so i went ahead and had my daughter,and i tried to make it,but i knew deep inside the best decision was AIM. so one night it was 10pm 11pm im not sure,but it was pouring down raining,i remember that.i had called malinda,and had told her to help me and she knew what i was trying to say.she came to my place in the middle of the night in the pouring rain to get my daughter.even though i felt so bad in and out,malinda made me feel special and she was the shoulder i cried on that night.if you are looking for an agency that will care about you AIM is the best.and sometimes its not just about the money.you will see and i can promise you,you will not regret it.
this is my testimony and i wish you all the best.
TRULY A BLESSING – everyone on the staff was helpful and caring. and everyone in the building has had adopition touch there lives in some way....so they understood what i was going through and really made me feel like a was doing the right thing and a good thing...everyone i have met was awesome and nice and would be there for you whenever you needed them.....two thubs up!! 5 stars!!! and i would defently suggest them to any one who needs some one to turn to.
Truly Amazing – What can I say except nothing but wonderful things.
When I think of our experience with AIM and all that it entailed, I have NOTHING but wonderful memories. Not only did we receive our precious, precious daughter from this agency but we received this through their many blessings and tons of love and support. We did not know who these people were, as we were in Idaho. We came to AIM through our Adoption Agency here. We had been through a really emotional period after our potionial adoption fell through here. The people at AIM took us into their agency not as clients, but I really felt and still do that they took us in as friends with alot of love and support. They put their arms around us and helped us through an amazing journey from meeting our daughter for the 1st time which happened to be close to midnight ,helping us with a car seat which we had no idea how to operate, (thanks Dave) to arranging our meeting at their office with our daughters birth mother. (thanks, Malinda) and to meeting the staff and signing the papers (Anne, you are amazing!!!)
I believe with all my heart that THIS is the agency we were supposed to be with from the start. Why else would we end up in Texas? They are simply the BEST that there is.
I have recommened AIM to many, many people here in Idaho and elsewhere and will continue to do so because I know that the outcome is going to be incrediable.
I hope this helps someone out there who is wanting to adopt or is making the choice to adopt out their child. We had been through a few years of despair and disappointment only to be given a most precious child with an agency that we shall remain close to forever.
Once very grateful and happy Mommy, Daddy and "kids"
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