After our first birthmother decided to parent, we had a very positive experience (and that is okay- we did not want to take a child away from a birth mom, we wanted to parent a child who needed a mom/family). When we applied it was because Adoption Choices was looking for a family for a special needs baby. Lainie and Maire were willing to work with us and that each step of the way they listened and valued who we are. Both were willing to go beyond conventional for us (texting, skyping, support, working through 2 holidays and Maire’s daughters wedding day) all for our baby. Through the entire roller coaster of ups and downs and all that our adoption entailed, Lainie was kind, supportive and professional. She was empathetic, without being fake. We are forever changed (in a good way) from our moth in Reno. We are so blessed that even in the middle of the 72 hours we had a loving cradle care worker, and amazing adoption worker, and the people in Reno were kind and supportive as well.