Be very, very careful if you a young, vulnerable woman faced with an unplanned pregnancy. These agencies play on your vulnerability, tell you what you want to hear and coach the adopters to do the same. Be even more careful and mindful if potential adopters are promising you an ""open adoption"". 80 % of open adoptions close, at the adoptive parents whim.
I went through another agency, where upon AIM took over the records for them after they closed, when the owner died. When I called 7 years post placement, to inquire about my promised updates/ pictures, the woman who answered the phone coldly, rudely and dismissively told me that my child's adopters packed up, moved and left no forwarding contact information. This woman had no empathy or compassion for me and could have cared less that I was cut off from the only promised connection to my child. I knew then that I had been had. These people are completely different after you relinquish your rights. Make no mistake. You are of no use to them after they get what they want.
The experience of giving birth to my first born child was horrendous; as they were all there (agency workers and the social wrecker) after I had a c-section to coerce and manipulate me when I was still drugged on morphine. I signed papers forever separating me from my child while I was still drugged. I will, until the day I die, feel like it was all planned that way. My experience left me feeling nothing but dehumanized and exploited and I would not wish it on my worst enemy. This is a decision that will alter the course of your life and in a great many cases, not in the way that these agencies and their paying customers will brainwash you to believe. My life was nearly destroyed. Take heed to this warning.