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Go Pride! we are looking forward to the January 31 Mountain Point VS DV games at US Airways!
thank you to Jim Pittman and Kyle Pottinger for making this happen!
Go Pride!Jan 17, 2013
Please let me respond to a couple of concerns. First of all, most CI's don't charge $1000+. It's a very fair fee that I charge and all my expenses come out of the fee. I am lucky if I cover court fees and gas. There is no way that the fee comes close to covering search time.
Ms. Wauson could not conduct a search through the courts in case her birth mother wanted her identity kept confidential, and Ms. Wauson respected that. Until the law changes, I think that the CI program offers adoptees an opportunity that most states do not offer. Ethically, CI's are held to a very high standard. All social and medical information is kept confidential until both parties agree in writing to exchange information.
Let me say that not all birth mothers are open to reuniting and appreciate the confidentiality. Every case is different.
Although I do not know how much the CI program cost, I would be hard pressed to believe its"upward of half a million dollars". How do you put a price on reuniting families? Arizona is luck to have this program. Apr 4, 2011