It is so sad to read these lies that have been written by Jennifer. I am a birth mother, and 6 years ago I decided to search for my daughter. I found Jennifer, and she had literally found my daughter in less than 15 minutes. I was amazed! I had only given her the date of birth of my daughter and the county where she was born. I asked her how she did that so quickly, and she simply said that my daughter was the only baby girl born on that date in that county who did not live in that county. It was a good start and I was extremely hopeful. The next step was contacting my daughter. When I called, she answered the phone. I asked her if by any chance she was adopted, and she said, “YES!” We talked and cried for three hours. We sent pictures to each other, and we look exactly alike, except that her eyes are brown and mine are green.
It has been so healing having my daughter back in my life. It has been extremely helpful for her as well because she did not have a clue about her medical history.
I understand that I am lucky that my search went so well, and that my daughter was wanting to have a relationship with me. Other people’s searches might not go as well, i.e. phone numbers get disconnected, or birthparents/ adoptees do not want to have anything to do with the other, or in cases where the birth mother lies and says that she never had another child. I had my baby through Gladney, and my roommate has literally lied that she never had a daughter, even though I was there and we shared a room for five months! I just think that she wants to forget the entire experience, but it is hard for her daughter. Jennifer helped me find her as well and I have given her pictures of her birth mother. Jennifer also helped me find her birth father, and he and his daughter from his current marriage have a wonderful relationship with my roommate’s daughter.
To summarize, Jennifer is an honest, caring person. She has been in our boat as an adoptee and as a birthmother. She knows the “void” that we feel, and she would never mess with our emotions. People are lying about her. Please do not believe them!!
9 days ago by Choctawgirl 0 Votes
WHOA, WHOA, WHOA!!! Have any of you nay sayers actually used the Givenright service?! Both my older adopted brother and myself used the service of Givenright and we were both reunited with our birth mothers. Jennifer was able to find my brother's birth Mom within minutes!! As for me, she spent two years searching for me and she never gave up. She took the initiative to check in with me periodically and as new resources became available during the course of that time. It's been several years now since she found my birth Mom and I know her resources and knowledge have grown considerably!! I am greatly upset by the nasty remarks here and I don't believe them to be true after having been in touch with Jennifer for so many years. We are not friends, she is someone I hired who did her job right! That is what I am here to say. Jennifer and Givenright have been blessing to my whole family. Jennifer is an honest and caring woman who is passionate about her living as someone who reunites loved ones. Perhaps Jennifer made one mistake, she is one person and she is entitlted, no? I know of a few people who have also used her service with great results. Just check her myspace page! Thank you Givenright!!
9 days ago by Holly 0 Votes
I had NOTHING but a good experience with givenright. Jennifer called me 2 days after starting my case, and gave me my BM's name, #, address, and sibling info. She DID tell me that my birthmother was very excited to talk to me. I called, and it was indeed the right person. I have since met the entire family, and I have a half-sister & brother. I have NOTHING but good things to say about this company in my experience. I don't know what happened with these other cases, and I'm very sorry to all of you. I spoke at length w/Alicia, and she was VERY helpful and supportive. Although I don't know Jennifer personally, she definitely helped close this chapter in my life!
8 days ago by jeno 0 Votes
I personally have used Givenright.com and have spent countless hours on the phone/ email etc. with Jennifer Robinson. I am on both sides of the coin. I am adopted AND a birthmother. Jennifer not only helped me locate my BM, but helped me locate my daughter as well. My daughter was located in a few days. The search for my birthmother took EXTENSIVE research. Hours of phone calls, emails and filtering through information. And believe me, this had to be tough, as I was adopted from a VERY private agency in Texas. Jennifer would be up at three o'clock in the morning at times, working for me. And she DID NOT and WOULD NOT take money from me until things were complete and satisfactory. Then, she offered to help my brother. FOR FREE !!! She found my brother's birthmother and it has changed his life. As has finding my daughter. Is there any amount of money that can do this for you? No. I'm sorry if anyone has a negative feeling, but this is not the case for me. As far as the Paypal and other stuff. So. Let's be honest. Being adopted raises alot of emotions. To those of you that are mad, are you mostly mad because this probably is not your first attempt at searching and once again, you have not gotten the information you want? Once again, you feel as if nobody is on your side? Believe me. It is devasating. I've been there hundreds of times. Just when you think you have it, nope. Gone. Adoption is a tricky process. And let me say, though Jennifer found my BM, the woman spoke to me and didn't want to have anything to do with me past our one conversation. So in life, there are no guarantees. It is what it is. Be honest with yourselves. Why are you truely mad here. And Jennifer, thanks for changing our lives. I'm forever indebted. And for you nay sayers...I don't work for Jennifer, I've never seen her face to face. She didn't ask me to write this. It's by my own choosing to do so.
2 days ago by Dani 0 Votes
Wow I honestly cannot believe anything negative would come out of Jennifers services. I am a birthmom, gave my son up privately. I was given her name from a friend and called her. She was also a Gladney birthmom as was I. She was caring, honest, and yah maybe sometimes didnt pick up the phone, but people DO have lives, and I know she has several children, so do I, so that in itself takes alot of work. She did my search within days, and with NO names, only a tiny bit of info and luck we found him, and I confirmed on my own that it was him. We have been reunited for 2 yrs and have a good relationship.
I have ALSO done free searches ON MY OWN for friends, and have found their birthparents for them, with little or no info. BOTH times the birthparents rejected the child and wanted NOTHING to do with them. SO if Jennifer called the birthparent, it is VERY possible they wanted nothing to do with the child...therefore she cannot give out a # for privacy purposes...adoption is a funny thing, some want to find thier parents, some dont, some parents want to find thier child some dont, and some siblings do some dont...and SOMETIMES it just does NOT work out, but the work on her end was STILL DONE. Searching takes alot of time and effort, its not just plug in a name and boom it happens, its hours and hours at the computer, trust me Ive done it. Most of the time their is NO info to go off of, and its a search with nothing...and that is even harder.
For me it worked out, but it could have easily, and I mean EASILY gone the wrong way...to me she is an angel...she gave me something back I thought would never be possible...and for that, I will be eternily greatful.
To those of you who are mad, I can understand, your mad, you didnt complete your search, you paid for it, you want your money back...she pays for that software, she pays for her time. There are other ways to search...the internet is FULL of ways, trust me.
Jennifer knows alot, if she didnt, she would not have found my son from zero info, in less than 2 days.