Thursday, June 08, 2006

I am just reeling!

I heard back from two nice ladies at KCSL (the agency)...the first to tell me she was forwarding my information request to another person and the second who confirmed that yes, indeed, I had reached the right place and yes they do offer support and search help to adoptees that went through their agency.

I read the second email and just couldn't believe what I was seeing. It's a very straightforward process with a simple fee structure ($10 for a records check, $50 to get a health history, $100 to get all available information and for $150 they will offer you 4 hours of actual search help to locate birth parents or other family.) It is a non-profit children's services agency, after all. I thought those fees were very reasonable!

The agency's adoption search coordinator also sent me a brief questionnaire in order to verify that I had received services from them and that they do, indeed, have records for me. She also promised to send out an information packet detailing their services along with a release form.

Holy crap! If I had known it was going to be this easy... I wish I had acted on my desire to search years ago when I was in my 20s. But then again, I didn't know the name of the agency I was adopted through; so I probably wouldn't have gotten very far. And there was no real internet to speak of then, either.

Perhaps the timing on this is just right. I don't want to get ahead of myself, however. No telling what information my file actually contains. There may not be enough information in there to actually conduct a search. I should be prepared for that.

I can't help but be excited and overwhelmed. I'll certainly know more after this search of my records than I know now. Right? At least that's something.

8 comments:

Shari said...

That is wonderful news! I wish you the best. Looking forward to hearing more :)

ally said...

i'm really excited for you!

Carly said...

Oh Sweetie I am very happy for you. :) (((Becky)))

Magogo's Musings, too said...

Wow! Timing is everything, and whatever comes will give you info you don't have. I am so pleased for you, Becky. With love, Margo
P.S. Love the new hair do!

IndigoSunMoon said...

This is great news! I'm so happy for you!!
Connie

Karen Funk Blocher said...

I've just read though your recent entries. This is very exciting news! May you find the answers you seek - and may they be the answers that help you. - K.

Aria said...

Wonderful! How super exciting.

Anonymous said...

everything happens in due time....might not have been the right time back then....hope you get the answers you need and deserve becki. netti