We work hard to provide all our clients with the care they deserve. We are committed to taking care of all of their needs and making sure that there are no mistakes. Don't just take our word for it – read what some of our previous clients have to say.
These testimonials were provided voluntarily by adopting persons who have worked with us and who have followed our advice and guidance. The testimonials included here are just a random sampling of those provided to us over the years.
Feel free to read or not read these, just skim through them, or come back later. They are being provided to help you feel more comfortable with the adoption process.
After 10 years of marriage and 8 years of trying to get pregnant, we finally had our baby...
We can recommend Adoption Services with 100% approval. Only 10 months after our first contact with them we had a beautiful little boy.
There is no way to describe the feelings you have when Dr. Berger calls to tell you your child has been born. The days between the phone call and the day you finally see your baby seem to last forever.
When the nurses put our baby in my arms, it was the most wonderful feeling in the world. After 10 years of marriage and 8 years of trying to get pregnant, we finally had our baby.
Willa & Richard
After all the delays and form letters we were accustomed to receiving from adoption agencies, imagine how amazed we were to receive a call from you just days after our first contact.
How can we ever summarize in a few words our admiration for you? We marvel every day at the inspired and sensitive way you brought Elizabeth into our lives.
From the beginning, we knew you were someone special. After all the delays and form letters we were accustomed to receiving from adoption agencies, imagine how amazed we were to receive a call from you just days after our first contact with Adoption Services. We quickly learned that personal attention was your trademark, as you guided us with sensitivity and professionalism through each step of what could have been a terrifying process.
We are also secure in the knowledge that, despite your deep interest in us, your first concerns were the baby and her birth mother and that, in some sense, we were chosen because we answered their needs. We recognize that all the time and attention you gave us represented a relatively minor aspect of your real mission, which was to help Elizabeth's birth mother through what must have been one of the most difficult experiences of her life. For us, part of loving Elizabeth as much as we do is caring very deeply for the young woman who gave birth to her. It gives us great comfort to know that she was counseled by you and made her decision in the context of your wise and sensitive support. We will always be grateful to you for that.
There is so much more. No one can believe how quickly we were able to adopt Elizabeth. That, of course, is attributable to your dedication and professionalism. Whatever the apparent obstacles - legal, practical, etc.- you persisted, and at those most delicate times when both the birth mother and us were most vulnerable, you managed somehow to serve everyone's interests. You managed skillfully to maintain confidentiality in the adoption, yet have given us a sense of continuity with Elizabeth's birth mother, forwarding information and photos so that she can follow Elizabeth's development.
Last, but not least, no one could ask for a more beautiful, intelligent or healthy child than Elizabeth. She is the miracle of our lives and we thank you for bringing about this miracle.
John & Ann
We had been trying to become parents for 5 years, pursuing both infertility treatments and identified adoption options.
Yesterday was Mother's Day. Thanks to your agency and Matthew's and Caroline's birth parents it was a day of celebration at our house. We are so thankful to be parents - not once but twice - by adopting our children with the help of Adoption Services.
We wanted to comment on how lucky we feel we were to have found Adoption Services. We had been trying to become parents for 5 years, pursuing both infertility treatments and identified adoption options. By chance a friend of ours saw an advertisement for your agency in a newspaper and passed it along to us. From our very first phone call to your office, we had the sense that we had finally found the right place.
We found you and your staff to be very forthcoming, helpful and direct. All of our questions were answered without a "sugar coating", at all times we felt we had a full understanding of the process and facts. Unlike some others agencies we had previously contacted, we felt that we were partners with your staff in making our dream to be parents come true.
We especially liked the compassion with which your office treats all parties to the adoption process. We felt that the concern and respect shown for both the birth parents and adopting parents assured the best results for all concerned - especially the child.
Matthew is just over two and Caroline is approaching her first birthday. We are busy but loving it. Thank you for helping to make this all possible.
Karen and Frank
After receiving so many negative responses from other agencies.
We would like to express our feelings on the personal fulfillment that Adoption Services' staff has given us.
Adoption Services has provided us with something that we thought would never happen to us. A son that we are loving and enjoying every minute of every day. He is our little miracle. Our little boy has brought us closer together and is giving us so much joy words just can't express. It is wonderful to hear mom or dad and that it's us.
After receiving so many negative responses from other agencies, we were lucky to find Adoption Services. The first time we called Adoption Services for information we were greeted by a very professional and comforting secretary. She provided us with much helpful information. We called Adoption Services many times after that and were never worried about what kind of reception we would receive. We were always informed of our status. If the secretary could not answer the questions, Dr. Berger would always get back to us.
The day we picked up our son, Dr. Berger met us at the hospital. He was filled with as much joy as we were. He took pictures for us as we saw our son for the first time. They are worth so much to us.
Adoption Services has given us a new meaning in life and we are very happy that we proceeded with them.
Karl and Deborah
While we have heard many rumors about domestic adoptions being time consuming and taking many years to complete, the reality through Adoption Services was quite different.
Our experience with the staff of Adoption Services has been a richly rewarding one!
Ours was a domestic adoption and, while we have heard many rumors about domestic adoptions being time consuming and taking many years to complete, the reality through Adoption Services was quite different.
The staff at Adoption Services guided us through every step and helped us through both the paperwork and the emotional hurdles. The process moved steadily from one step to the next until we were at the point where a placement could occur at any time. And when the time did come, the staff was caring and professional and we knew hat to expect.
Through Adoption Services we have been able to experience the miracle and joy of parenthood to a beautiful, healthy daughter. Our dream has become a reality thanks to the efforts and experience of Adoption Services. We will forever be thankful that we made that first phone call!
Deb and Brad
We were often discouraged by agencies' long waiting lists and open-endedness...
Not too long ago we were at the place where you may be. We'd been happily married for five years, had a great relationship, strong friendships and promising careers. But one thing was missing - a child who could share in all of this with us.
We had traveled the infertility road for three years and experienced unfortunate pregnancy losses. Adoption was always an option for us, but we were often discouraged by agencies' long waiting lists and open-endedness. We didn't know how long it would take for us to be the parents of a newborn baby. Until a friend of a friend told us about Adoption Services.
A couple who we knew adopted two healthy newborns from Adoption Services. They were so impressed with the professionalism of the agency and their end result - A FAMILY!! We requested the agency information and then entered the registration list.A call eventually came announcing a potential placement of our daughter, Meghan Lyn. We were quite reserved at first about this possibility. Our adoption was very honest, professional, prompt and realistic. We always felt informed and educated, no matter what the situation. She prepared us for the worst case scenario, which quite fortunately did not occur in this placement. However, if it did, we are certain that she would have handled the situation with heartfelt understanding. We also witnessed the trust that the birth parents developed with her. Without that trust and close working relationship Pam formed with them, Meghan's birth parents may not have been as comfortable in their decision.
We consider ourselves quite blessed that we were led through Adoption Services, to Meghan. She is a complete joy and blessing to us, as well as to our extended family. We can't imagine life without her. No, she did not come to us through biological means, but she came to us in a more special way. She is our daughter, and we are her mom and dad. Her adoption story is special and unique and we feel privileged to be her parents. We never thought someone so tiny could make us so incredibly happy. We are not only grateful for Meghan's birth parents, but also for Adoption Services. Without a doubt, we will return to Adoption Services for their assistance in expanding our family with a second child.
We would be glad to answer any questions or provide additional information if you would like. We can only hope that others can experience the happiness that we have found with our new family.
As a single mother without a large income.
Many thanks for your kind assistance with the adoption of our little girl, finalized this past August. From our first contact with your agency, you all were unfailingly respectful, professional, honest straight forward, warm and polite.
As a single mother without a large income, this has emphatically not always been my experience with adoption agencies. I was impressed with the thoroughness of your approach to the adoption process, with your careful efforts to obtain as much information as possible about both birth parents and adopting the process. In addition, I was particularly impressed with parents and their children. There was no confusion at the time of placement, and it was accomplished with sensitivity, supportiveness, and clarity.
And aside from all that, we are thoroughly delighted with our little girl, and feel that this placement must surely have been made in heaven. Thank you.
A Loving Mom
We had tried another agency.but we never received one call because we were older adoptive parents and had a biological child.
Tom, Brittany, and I want to thank you for making our family complete. We are so happy to have our beautiful baby daughter. She is a joy and enhances our lives everyday.
Tom and I had tried for 4 years to have another child. We had tried another agency which showed our portfolio but we never received one call because we were older adoptive parents and had a biological child. We had almost given up on having our dream of another child. Then I decide to research agencies one more time. I researched 65 agencies throughout the country. We decided to contact your agency because your staff was very pleasant and responsive on the phone, paper was sent out in a timely manner and your agency was recommended by an employee assistance program sponsored by my husband's company.
Tom and I are so happy we decided to work with your family-oriented staff. Once we started the official process of paperwork and interviews, you and your staff were even more helpful, warm, friendly and responsive than we ever could have hoped for. Whenever I called, someone talked to me, answered my questions, and made me feel at ease. I'd call to check on how we were progressing on the list and I always received positive feedback and encouragement.
The time really went by very quickly. From the time we applied to the time we got our beautiful daughter was just over a year. During the time period we had a birth mom who we had met who changed her mind
the night before we were to pick up the baby. Your staff was great. Elaine and Nadia spoke to me and helped me to deal with this loss. I was very upset and they talked with me and helped me through it. Then, 2 weeks later we got news of our daughter's
birth, and in four days we were a family.
Thank you Dr. Berger and your wonderful staff. You made our dream come true in a positive and very warm, compassionate manner.
Pat, Tom, Brittany & Kelsey Marie
After several infertility attempts and a failed private adoption, we never thought we would be parents. We had given up all hope of ever becoming parents.
Our daughter is now nine months old. It's hard to believe that we finally share the joy of this blessed child. After several infertility attempts and a failed private adoption, we never thought we would be parents. We had given up all hope of ever becoming parents when we got the call regarding our daughter's birth mother. At first, we were scared and skeptical as we could not go through anymore pain and heartache. I remember waiting to meet Dr. Berger and reading the letters from other adoptive parents. We were thinking and hoping maybe someday this would be us. Little did we know this was the day. Everyone at Adoption Services was very helpful, patient, and understanding in helping us with the paperwork. Elaine was very accommodating in getting our visits done quickly for our home study requirements.
We were very fortunate to meet our daughter's birth mother. She was a very warm and compassionate person. We talked for several hours about her plans, hopes and dreams. We found we had similar hopes and dreams. We think of our daughter's birth parents often, as they are very special people.
We thank everyone at Adoption Services and our daughter's birth parents for making our dreams a lifelong journey of love. Everyday is a new beginning in the joyful adventures of our new family and we have Adoption Services to thank for that.
Linda and Jerry
Dr. Berger was straightforward and truthful and literally guided us every step of the way through the adoption process.
In dealing with Adoption Services .we found them to be professional and accommodating. Our experience was a very rewarding one for we adopted a beautiful baby girl after being on their list for nine months. Dr. Berger and his staff were always understanding and always tried to be accommodating of our needs.
Dr. Berger may not have always said what we wanted to hear, but he was straightforward and truthful and literally guided us every step of the way through the adoption process. Someone from Adoption Services was always available to answer any of our questions.
Overall, working with your agency to adopt Courtney, proved to be a wonderful experience and we would like to take this opportunity to thank you, Dr. Berger and your staff for all that you did for us and our family. Thank you again and best wishes to all of you.
Rick & Peggy
They've helped us adopt four of our five beautiful children .
We have worked with this agency on and off for about seven years, or around there. In this time through their help we have adopted four of our five children. They have always been kind, courteous, and very helpful. They've always been honest with us even when things were not to our liking, and that's one of the reasons they've earned our respect.
Through their hard work and ours they've helped us adopt four of our five beautiful children, all of which we adore.This agency has always tried to do their best for us, as I'm sure for any other family, and we've always treated us with kindness and consideration.
We've really enjoyed working with them and don't plan to forget them in the future because in some ways they've become a part of our family.
Pat and Jim
We received our beautiful son in April after only five months of waiting .
We would like to take this opportunity to express our sincere gratitude to Adoption Services for our family. The experience that we had with Dr. Berger and his entire staff was, from the very beginning, friendly, competent and quite reassuring. Everyone involved proved to be very helpful and up front with "no strings pulled."
We received our beautiful son in April after only five months of waiting. He is the most pleasant child we could ever have wished for to complete our family. (If God had been willing, we could not have done better ourselves.) Our son has renewed our 16-year marriage and has given us nothing but joy.
I recommend this agency to anyone who wishes to go one step further to fulfill their lives and enjoy the wonderful love of their own child. Once again, thank you, Adoption Services for your honorable work. You will never be forgotten.
We pursued both private adoption opportunities and adoption agencies. Many agencies I spoke to were very cold, insensitive, and not very positive. Then I called your agency.
Mark and I would like to thank you and your staff for helping us to realize our dream of having a family. Mark and I suffered with infertility for six years. After years of treatments with no success we turned our hearts to adoption. Although we had renewed hope of having a family we soon discovered many disappointments along the path of adoption opportunities. We pursued both private adoption opportunities and adoption agencies. Many agencies I spoke to were very cold, insensitive, and not very positive. Then I called your agency, Adoption Services, Inc. The first person I spoke with was Shauna. I was so amazed at how sensitive, caring and compassionate she was over the phone. She was positive and encouraging and assured me that your agency could help us realize our dream of having a family. After years of emotional pain and sorrow, I now felt ecstatic that we could become parents. I patiently waited for the information that Shauna said she would mail out immediately. Ten months later we received the phone call that would change our lives forever. We are now the proud parents of our beautiful little girl.
Mark and I want to thank you and your agency for your help. I especially appreciate the caring and sensitivity of your staff. They were very encouraging through the entire process. They did not mind how many times we would call with questions or to see what number we were on the list. The entire process went so well that we cannot wait to do it all over again. Thank you once again for helping us make our dream come true.
Mark and Carol
The agency we worked with when we adopted our first child created a nightmare for us - they didn't do research on the birth mother's situation, showed no concern for us or the baby.
We can never thank you and your staff enough for all the great work you did in bringing beautiful baby Matthew to our family.
From start to finish you and your staff were professional, knowledgeable and compassionate not only with us, but with Matthews birth mother as well.and that meant a lot to us. Having the opportunity to meet her and talk with her before Matthew was born helped us so much, and will give us much greater insight into his personality as he grows up.
Everyone on your staff is so knowledgeable about the entire adoption process. no stone is left unturned, no detail too small for them to be right on top of everything. They are especially great in bonding with the birth mothers and creating an atmosphere of trust. All facets of the process are made known to all parties involved from the start.nothing is hidden or secret.everyone knows what's going on at all times.
We really appreciate all the extra time Elaine took in working out the details of our particular situation, and keeping us informed with her many calls to us. Our knowledge of all the details of the situation made our decision-making along the way so much easier.
We felt so comfortable with everyone at Adoption Services and always felt that you were there for us, and for the birth mother, to help answer questions or just lend and understanding ear.
All in all, we can honestly say that adopting Matthew was a really great experience.
(Conversely, the agency we worked with when we adopted our first child created a nightmare for us - they didn't do research on the birth mother's situation, showed no concern for us or the baby, and didn't bother to call us after the placement.we had virtually no support from them.)
Matthew is a wonderful, happy baby, and our family is now complete thanks to all of you. We enjoyed working with you and will keep in touch with pictures of Matthew for your "wall of fame"!
(P.S. We would be happy to speak with any prospective adopting families about how wonderful we think you are!)
Rob and Liz
We were so grateful that you don't have an age limit like all the other agencies we contacted.
We would like to express our deepest love and appreciation to your agency for making all of our dreams come true. Without your help we would not have our two beautiful boys today.
We were so grateful that you don't have an age limit like all the other agencies we contacted. Because age has nothing to do with being a good parent.
Your people helped answer any questions we had about anything even if it seemed silly. You encouraged us to ask anything we wanted to know.
Everything was explained and given to us to read. There were no hidden costs or things that were not known before we proceeded with each placement and then adoption.
We weren't pressured to make any decisions, we were always given time to talk it over and then get back to you with an answer.
We just could not say enough to express our love and thanks to each and every one of you for your great help and compassion you showed us through the process.
Thank you again from the bottom of our hearts for everything you have done for us.
Thomas, Carol, Billy & Ryan
Up to this point, we asked a lot of questions from other agencies, but their answers seemed to leave many more questions in our minds.
If you're reading this, you're probably a little nervous and have already had a long journey trying to have a child. Below is a little bit of our journey with Adoption Services.
We found out about Adoption Services through an ad in a magazine and right from the very first cal found this agency to provide courteous, straightforward people. To our amazement, they actually answered our questions right from the start. It was so refreshing because up to this point we asked a lot of questions from other agencies but their answers seemed to leave many more questions in our minds.
We filled out the paperwork and began the journey. As you make know, the agency uses a number system. As the various forms are returned your number goes down.it's the countdown. We divided the numbers by how many months they anticipated it would take and I would relate it to a pregnancy! The lower the number the higher the cravings!
Then came the time to come for our interview. Boy were we nervous, but everyone treated us with kindness and respect. Doctor Berger put us at ease and helped to make us comfortable. The agency was extremely good about keeping us posted on exactly what needed to be done and we felt very strongly that they provided a terrific amount of support for the birth parents. We were very, very impressed by this fact.
Finally (it seemed like a long time, but it wasn't) THE CALL came to announce our baby was born. The excitement of calling our parents, and getting ready to come to the hospital was so great. we didn't sleep too well then or for the next several months as well.
Our relationship with this agency has been outstanding and we highly recommend it. We hope that you also have the joy of adoption through this agency.
(P.S. Our relationship was so good, we chose to go through this agency for our second child!)
Rob and Beth Hoff
Dr Vince Berger
and the staff of Adoption Services
Adoption Services, Inc
28 Central Blvd
Camp Hill, PA 17011