Testimonial from Kristen
I have known Michelle Erich since 1993, when I decided to place my baby for adoption. It was a very difficult decision, but one that I knew would be best. I was referred to Michelle by another mother who had placed her child up for adoption.
When meeting with Michelle, I knew that she truly cared about people. I could see that was why she was doing adoptions. She was not like the typical attorneys who were out for the money. She truly cared about my feelings and looking out for me. The adoption had some bumpy spots, but she was always there for me when I needed her.
When it came to picking an adoptive couple on my part, Michelle set up meetings with a couple of different sets of possible parents. She went with me and helped guide me with the questions I wanted to ask. After the meetings she told me to take my time to make the right decision on my feelings and thoughts.
I ended up going into labor early and before I decided on a family, which was very scary. Michelle walked me through it and assured me that if worse came to worse she would make arrangement for my baby to go with her and not to worry that she will find me a perfect family.
Michelle called me 2 days before I was to be released from the hospital and told me she had found a couple for me to meet. They were flying in that day, and she would bring them to the hospital. When they showed up a couple of hours later, Michelle was right. They were the perfect couple for my son! It was a wonderful feeling to know that my son was going to have the best life ever!
Michelle knew what I was looking for because she put her heart into getting to know me! She took the time to become more then just my attorney; she became my friend. She remains my friend! I still call her on the phone and talk to her, I send her pictures of my family, and she keeps in touch with me to see how things are going.
I could not have picked a better attorney to help me though this.
NOTE FROM MICHELLE:
I has been my joy to know Kristy, to help and guide her through the adoption process, and to see how her life has progressed. Kristy had a unique situation when she came to me, but she had faith that the road bumps would be traveled without an upset, and we worked everything out. She now has a successful career and well-adjusted life. She is guardian now to a couple of her young relatives and has told me how life comes full circle. She recently brought a family photo to me with her husband, children, and step-children! They are a beautiful and happy family!