As promised enclosed are a couple of pictures which shows “slightly happy” people. As I indicated I have no problem with your using them on the web sight. Maybe it would encorage others to begin their search.The only disappointing thing, as of now, is the problem we are having in adopting Carlene “back”. I can not believe the state of Arizona does not allow natural parents to reclaim their children, however, in today’s age of “Big Brother”, I guess it is in line with all legal thinking. I cannot get a copy of her original birth certificate without a court order, which we are ready to obtain if all other avenues close.We have her back physically and emotionally but we feel strongly that we also want her to have her legal birthright and name. There are no words to convey how much happiness she has brought to our lives. She also has her own grandma, and aunts and uncles that welcomed her with open arms. I wish you could have been there.
Again, I have said this many many times, but thank you Kristen, you are one in a million.
Marge & Larry
This is a very unique and special situation. Carlene’s adoptive parents are both deceased, and she had no adoptive siblings. Now that she has been reunited with her birth parents, they are taking steps to adopt Carlene, making her legally theirs once again. She joins her brother and sister, who are thrilled to have their “Big Sister” in their family again.
Much thanks to you for providing an invaluable service. I will never forget your call: “You have a very nice birthmother.” That allowed me such a sigh of relief! …I wanted also to let you know that she (birthmother) was very impressed with your handling of the situation. She said you were so professional and knew exactly what to say and when not to say something. Kristen, that really impressed me and I believe that made all the difference. I would love to recommend your services. I know of two others who are also searching — adoptees from the same hospital. I know every search is different and people’s situations differ but it really helps to have someone like you on your side, …Thank you again for bringing me in touch with something so important in my life.
Just a note to thank you for your kindness. I received the information that you sent me on (name omitted). I want to thank you. I am arranging a 30-year reunion and this was the last to locate. I ran the ad in (paper omitted). I had a few responses, but not the correct person. Your help was the son. His father had passed away. Thank you again.
Dear Kristen, Ava and Judy:
This is her. This is my daughter (name omitted). You helped me get together with her and I don’t know how to express my gratitude. We’ve had two chats on the phone and have exchanged pictures and I am just…zinging! I’ll send you more as I get it and if our rendevous comes about in Phoenix we will certainly get together. I’m thrilled — you did it all!!
Thanks so much for all your help. You did an excellent job! I’ll be sure to recommend you to anyone I know. Please send me some business cards. I hope everything turns out well. I’ll let you know as soon as I hear from (birthmother’s name omitted). Thanks again!
Dear Research Etc.,
Thank you for coming to our classroom and doing a presentation for us. We all enjoyed it. The students and I were really impressed. They are still talking about the things you told us.
…I am sure that when we speak of angels on earth, you are among them. I don’t know if your family knows you are an angel, but to me, you certainly are one of the brightest stars shining here on earth. I appreciate all that you have done for me.
It has been quite an emotional Christmas season for us. This find has been a bright spot in the midst of a lot of bad news. …This has been an amazing experience. We are grateful to “Deputy Dawg.” I will send you a photo of us soon… rest assured, we have not forgotten about you. I’ll keep you posted!
Thank you so much for everything. I’ve already gone up to (state omitted) and met everyone. It was GREAT. I love my mom, she’s wonderful. My sisters are sweeties too. Sorry I don’t have a picture right now, …but I promise I’m going to get copies & give you one. They’re a beautiful family. I think from here on we will all be a part, big part, of each others’ lives. All thanks to you! Thanks!
Dear Kristen, Judy and Ava:
I can’t express how much happiness and fulfillment finding my family has brought me. I think we both feel we have finally come full circle & have found what was missing for so long. I truly feel lucky and blessed to have found them, but also that you were the ones that helped me. I couldn’t have asked for anyone better qualified. I’m confident that things will move right along for me & that we will keep in touch also!
To Research Etc.:
Bingo!!!!!! THANK YOU VERY VERY VERY MUCH! I made the call and had a 30 year catch up visit. I look forward to sending her an invitation to our 30th high school reunion. For the 1st time in 30 years, we have located everybody. I can’t believe you did it in such short order. Please sign me a VERY SATISFIED CUSTOMER. Thank you so much.
Thank you so much for allowing me to pay this off in installments. You are a very special lady and I know in my heart that the Lord has many blessings for you. Thank you again for bringing my family all together.
A great big “thank you” — we are so pleased to find (names omitted) again. Maybe one of these days they will be able to visit us — we lost touch about 40 years ago and haven’t seen them since 52 years ago. Thanks again, honey, and have a good day. If you are ever up this way come by and see us.
I want to thank you so much for all your hard work and for finding my birthfamily. I really feel a sense of peace now that I know who and where they are. My aunt e-mailed me a photo of my birthmom yesterday… she is also sending a lot more pictures. So far, my experience has been great! I am sending you a photo of us. Thanks again!
Dear Ava, Kristen, Judy and Amy:
Thanks so much for all of your hard work. You guys are all so sweet. I’ll recommend you anytime I get a chance. I think you guys have the greatest job. Thanks again and God bless you.
Dear Ava and Girls:
I just wanted to drop you this note and thank you all for your efforts in finding my cousin. I was truly shocked this morning when the phone rang and it was her. Again, thanks a million for helping me. If anyone ever needs to find a missing person, I wll certainly recommend you and your company. Thanks girls!
I have said it before and I’ll say it again –Thank you so much for all that you have done for me and Mom. You have helped me so much. Even my friends and in-laws say that they can see a change in me since Mom and I started talking.