Here’s Your New Baby… Not!!

October 5, 2009 lovelycdc

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If you were planning to adopt a baby from the Adoption Annex, a now-defunct, nonprofit adoption services organization, then forget it.  It has been said that the whole organization is a scam.  Its founder Kevin Cohen has been cheating people out of their money.  Over 16 couples have come to Mr. Cohen seeking the opportunity to adopt a new born.  This is what he did, he told the couples to pay something between $20,000 and $40,000 in medical expenses for the women who had agreed to place their children up for adoption.  So once the money was paid the adoption parents had to wait until the mothers gave birth, so they could pick up the children.  But there was one major problem… there were no children to be adopted.  Neither the pregnant women or their babies existed.  One couple in particular paid over $60,000 in medical expenses for the so called “birth parents” of their so called “adopted baby”.  And if you think that was crazy, then guess what…  Cohen pleaded “Not Guilty” even though the evidence was against him.

I personally believe this is ridiculous.  They paid all that money for what???  Well my gosh did they ask to see any type of proof or something that he was running a legitimate adoption agency?   This just proves that you must be careful and do your research.  Did they look at the history of the agency or did they seek information on previous customers?  I know adopting a child is not an easy process and that when you desperately want a child you will be quick to take up offers, but these couples should have known it was too good to be true.  I hope Cohen gets what he deserves,and I hope these couples get the children that they desperately want. 

http://abcnews.go.com/Business/adoption-scam-breaks-hearts/comments?type=story&id=8733980

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. dollfacetee  |  October 5, 2009 at 5:29 pm

    What! how did he plead not guilty? especially if they had all of this evidence against him. Somehow I’m not mad at him for pulling this scam because, the people who gave hom money, should’ve did some type of research or aleast asked to meet the people they were suppose to adopt a child from.

  • 2. shavaricox18  |  October 5, 2009 at 5:40 pm

    I am going to comment on what dollface said. It should be the guy fought, first of all why in the world. Would you even think of doing something like that.

    Getting people hopes up, these people was looking forward to getting these babies. He should have got sometime in jail for his actions.

    I feel sorry for the familes. But also dollface made a good point, the familes should have did they research before going into the place.


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