I hired (Ohio Adoption Reunion Registry) January of 2004, and this was the first time I've tried to find my family. So I fell for the "No Find, No Fee! " I felt the company could be benefical with my search. After our first conversation I was told I needed to pay $150, I was naive and eager to reunite with my biological family so I gave him my credit card believing he was going to help with my reunion.
I was then told I need to get in touch with my original adoption agency to get my non-indentifying information. I started looking up agencies via internet, after finding them we called Ohio Adoption Reunion back and that's when the lies began. We were first promised information the very next month. Then we were told definitely after he received my non indentifying information. We gave him a another month and nothing, so we waited until the non identifying information came back and faxed him the report and still nothing!!!
We started calling him once a week and they would embellish the truth, None of his information was correct. He didn't know anything about my family. Instead of being professional, and admitting they were clueless. The deception just continued!!!!!
I decided to go to Ohio to visit family and I called informed them of our future visit. Our contact with Ohio Adoptee Registry went from minimum to non existent. While there we left numerous voicemails without any response. Our visit was back in June!!!!! They have "If we have not completed the search six (6) months from the date the search began, we will supply any and all information to you that we have compiled to this point" posted on their website and today is October 14th and I have yet to hear from them!!!!!!! So let this be a lesson learned
"Believe nothing you hear and 50% of what you see!!!!!!"