Thursday, July 17, 2008

Another One Bites the Dust: Adoption Blessings Worldwide (Tedi Hedstrom) To Surrender License

Another one bites the dust: Tedi Hedstrom, owner of Adoption Blessings Worldwide, is surrendering her Georgia license on July 31st. Her attorney stated:

In a statement released by her attorney, Rick Rumrell, Hedstrom says she's been "....praying that God give her direction in regards to the future...with Adoption Blessings Worldwide.... It is with great regret that Adoption Blessings Worldwide and Tedi Hedstrom will be formally closing its doors to adoption services."

Hopefully, this will be the end (permanently) of Tedi Hedstrom. This is the second time she has had to surrender her license. The first time she was forced to surrender her Florida license after numerous DCH violations and complaints from PAPs. You can see and read about her former violations and read all of the Cease and Desist notices and press at the Cribs and Crimes Scribd Page HERE. The most recent DCH Statement of Deficiencies (June 2008) can be read HERE.

Other documents of interest are the Annual Re-licensure Study conducted in 2006 and again in 2007.

Joni Fixel, the attorney representing the victims of Adoption International Program, Inc. (Orson Mozes, Christen Brown, and Kevin Anderson) as well as the attorney who handled the case against Waiting Angels , is representing the victims of Adoption Blessings Worldwide. You can contact her at if you have any questions or feel you may be the victim of a fraudulent adoption.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Fall 2008 Conceive Magazine

I did an interview for the fall 2008 issue of Conceive Magazine that will be on the stands soon. The article is about avoiding adoption scams. Hopefully, those who read it will avoid the heartache that far too many of us have endured. Choosing a reputable agency is key. Unfortunately, sometimes the information comes too late and once they have your money you are committed to the point where it would be difficult to walk away.

One of the things that Ambassador Idrissov (Kazakhstan) was concerned about was how to determine which agencies are "good" and which are not. Does anyone know how Russia determines who is "approved" to facilitate adoptions in their country?