Michael Shorstein adoption attorney

Michael Shorstein adoption attorney

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Since: Sep 07

Denver, CO

#1 Sep 3, 2007
Anyone heard anything about the Allison Quets case? http://www.local6.com/news/11017334/detail.ht...

Not seen updates forever.

Since: Sep 07

Denver, CO

#2 Sep 3, 2007
Doesn't anyone know anything? Has Quets got custody now? Did the children get returned to the NC family?
spin n span

United States

#3 Sep 4, 2007
Found a couple sites on it for you:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allison_Lee_Quet...

And she was on Dr. Phil:
http://missingchild.wordpress.com/2007/04/07/...

Messed up situation. Why do you ask about it?
spin n span

Goodwater, AL

#4 Sep 8, 2007
looks like quets took off for canada after the needhams sold their house and moved without telling her and she found them with legal help. guess that might make a mom who was doing everything legally go into a panic.

i read that shorstein is the attorney for evan scott's adoption.
cmfl

Jacksonville, FL

#5 Sep 9, 2007
You might check for updates here
http://allisonquets.blogspot.com/
spin n span

Sweetwater, TN

#6 Sep 9, 2007
Thank you for the links.

Still looks a mess.
spin n span

United States

#7 Sep 20, 2007
Oh my gawd! I just saw newspaper articles that say Shorstein was the attorney involved in the Evan White adoption mess, Catherine Ristow's case, and Rashad Head. What is the deal in Jacksonville?
spin n span

Columbus, OH

#8 Sep 23, 2007
I tried to login and couldn't, but it's just5kids.

Kelly, the names you wrote mean nothing to me so I searched them. And "Oh my gawd" is an understatement.

Evan White (Scott, Johson) depending on the search is so sad a case. The video was disgusting...the Scotts should not have been putting poor Evan in that position, trying to get a reaction, and then sharing it with the world...gross. The birth father had not been consented on the adoption. Stupid.

Catherine Ristow was sick and got well and they took her baby. She won a court case against an attorney and her baby still is gone.

Rashad Head got to bring his son home, but that took forever. Another birth father who was ignored when his baby was put for adoption.

And the two year battle that is still going on for Allison Quest.

What is wrong with the adoption attorneys in Jacksonville? Something is very wrong in Florida. I really think I need a bath after reading about those cases, Kelly. Ick.
Catherine Ristow

East Orange, NJ

#9 Sep 26, 2007
I do appreciate the support that I have been getting out there on the computer! Thank you to all. Micheal Shorstein was not the attorney I got coerced to give my beautiful daughter up....it was Patricia Strowbridge in Orlando, Florida. The only thing I know about Shorstein is he is in cohoots with Strowbridge. Yes, I did won a professional reprimand against Strowbridge, but I still can't see my daughter. Yes, I was severely mentally sick, but I am doing so much better now, to the point that I am a night manager in a busy hotel. If I can do that and have the trust of the General Manager and the corporation, I can take care of my daughter, or visit her with responsibility. This adoption industry is absolutely terrible....what they do to genuine women who did not have their child murdered by abortion is beyond my now mentally healthy comprehension. Birthmothers love their babies so much just like mothers who were fortunate to have a readily available support system and have kept their babies. My family did not know until it was too late, thanks to Strowbridge and her staff. I kept asking about what to do, and they would skirt around the subject, or ignore it, which made my mental health worse, because I could not comprehend downright cruelty at the time. Never in a million years, with my then naivety and poor mental health would I think that people would deliberately snatch my daughter away from me. I am angry, but I am willing to forgive if I get a genuine apology.......from Strowbridge?.....she will never step up to the plate, NEVER, she rather hide behind her Judge husband's bench. Thank you for reading this
Charles Hannasch

Hephzibah, GA

#10 Sep 26, 2007
On Friday, 14 September 2007, Allison Quets entered a guilty plea in federal court in Raleigh, North Carolina to two charges of international parental kidnapping.

She is free pending sentencing for the two charges of international parental kidnapping scheduled for federal court in Raleigh in December 2007.

The Raleigh News-Observer had a very good account of the 14 September hearing and it is available online at http://www.newsobserver.com/news/story/704758...

The Times-Union of Jacksonville, Florida had no story or other coverage on the September 17 hearing in Jacksonville.
Charles Hannasch

Hephzibah, GA

#11 Sep 26, 2007
spin n span

Southfield, MI

#12 Sep 29, 2007
Dear Catherine,

That is so awful. I am terribly sorry. I hope you can fight for time with your child. Unimaginable.

Oops on wrong lawyer. But they are together in actions and ethics? So maybe not a huge oops.

Dear Charles,

Thank you for the links. That is so weird her supporters didnt know the plea. Where did she go if no one knew? Did she even have clothes to wear? Thats weird. Thank you.
Catherine Ristow

United States

#13 Oct 1, 2007
Dear Just5Kids,
Thanks for your support. I am managing, I will NEVER stop fighting for my daughter. I do things for her now even without seeing her........like writing to her in journals and having a savings account for her. I see you are in Orlando, Fl and you appear to be an advocate and supporter for victims of highly unethical and illegal adoptions. Please spread the word in your area that the pregnancy center that is a missionary of a baptist church on LB McCloud is POISON. They are pro life (which is great) but they go about it wrong, they don't care about the birthmother, just the baby so they can get a kickback from the only referral they used in 2001, which was Patricia Strowbridge. I complained so hard that they supposedly do not use Strowbridge as a one and only referral anymore, however the director of that pregnancy center, Sandra Epperson, hung up on me and raised her voice at me because she could not handle the fact that I caught her in a cohoot situation with Strowbridge. There is so much to cover, and I could go on and on, but I will stop for now. Please try to pass on the information, and hopefully we can save someone from being a victim like me. Most importantly we can save an innocent child from being purposely ripped from their blood roots and what makes them tick. Thanks again and God bless. Catherine
spin n span

Grand Rapids, MI

#14 Oct 3, 2007
Awful! How can that happen. I am sorry.

I dont know who I could pass the information to, but I will look and I will remember what you say. Never know when I get the chance. And maybe someone who can help will see.
spin n span

United States

#15 Oct 3, 2007
This forum is crazy. Now Im from someplace in Michigan? Ohio? Florida? What next? Crazy!
guest

United States

#17 Oct 7, 2007
Kelly here. Some other name is on my post. Catherine I will tell everyone what you said.
Catherine Ristow

United States

#18 Dec 6, 2007
I don't know if the way adoptions are done in this country by fleshpeddling will cease to exist in my lifetime. Lawyers such as Patricia Strowbridge and Micheal Shorstein are continuing to get away with unethical and illegal practices due to their connections within the legal community. There are a lot of birthmothers that don't share their nightmare of experiences, having their baby stolen legally, due to lies and manipulation, in fear of being ridiculed for falling in that vulnerable trap. The more birthmothers share their stories, the more chances that adoption laws will change in this country to protect birthmothers. In the adoption industry there is no one that protects birthmothers, no one. It is all about the adoptive parents who pay that are protected. The baby is merchandise. Birthmothers are considered baby machines with no feelings. As a birthmother I am beyond insulted. I am a human being, with feelings, and I deserve to be protected. I hope that one day my story will be considered a legal past precedent, considering I did win a professional reprimand against Patricia Strowbridge. I hope that one day adoption will be used only in cases of extreme emergencies, not used to bully women out of their children so "subsitute parents" can relive their childhood through the pain and suffering of the real mother. I hope and I hope....also I hope adoptions professionals can look at themselves in the mirror clearly with no justification of their unethical and illegal behavior. Oh by the way, if adoption is so great why havn't Patricia Strowbridge and Micheal Shorstein given up their children???? All I can say is they are ballsy and hypocritical. If any birthmother reads this, PLEASE SHARE YOUR EXPERIENCE AND LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD....I guarantee you that it will make a big difference one day and laws will be changed! Thank you for reading this.
Catherine Ristow

United States

#19 Dec 9, 2007
I am definitely utilizing this Topix website. This is Catherine Ristow, again, yes, again. The Adoption Ethics and Issues website is playing games with me with submitting my comments...so, since this is such an easy one to submit comments I decided to use it. Marilsa Medina made comments on Adoption Ethics and Issues saying she is a Senior Adoption Coordinator in Orlando, Fl and that Chosen Child, in Orlando, Fl, is a legitimate and ethical fully licensed agency. Marilsa Medina works for Patricia Strowbridge. When I was forced to work with them in 2001, they were not an agency, after they legally kidnapped my daughter, they became an agency in the August 2001 time period. When I interacted with them they were a lawyers office that accepted one and only referrals from Sandra Epperson, a pregnancy director. The flow of birthmothers coming in were not protected in any way shape or form. They were used in a carefully crafted system. Their clients, the adoptive parents, were protected. Marilsa Medina says they are ethical and legitimate, that is such a bogus hypocritical statement from her. I WITNESSED her manipulation and lies. I asked Marilsa for my time with my daughter in the hospital and she said Patricia has kids....well, what about my kid?...then she watched me cry in silence along with Patricia while she stamped away with her notary. I was expressing doubts throughout my pregnancy and she boldly used the tactic of saying "Catherine, do you believe in God?". She never had time for me, always brushing me off saying she is busy. Marilsa had children, Marilsa if adoption is so great why didn't you give up YOUR daughter? Please ignore Marilsa Medina's comments on the Adoption Ethics and Issues website, she is a total hypocrite who constantly justifies her UNETHICAL and CRUEL behavior so adoptive couples can make cookies at a loving genuine real mothers expense. It is obvious that I am angry, but I have absolutely every right to be. I am a mother and I cannot see my daughter, only in sporadic pictures throughout the year to shut me up. Thanks for reading this.
Catherine Ristow

United States

#20 Dec 13, 2007
I'd like to make one more comment about Marilsa Medina, as I realize I have exhausted this topix website, with my fifth entry, however there is so much to cover.....Marilsa Medina tricked me out of a conversation with the Winter Park, Fl adoption hospital social worker, Hilda Perez. Marilsa brought her in my hospital room within 10 minutes of me having a c-section. Marilsa used the tactic of asking me if she should leave since Hilda was there. I said that was okay, this put Hilda on the spot, and she asked me one question, "do you know what you are doing?", I said "yes", because of the brain wash of an adoption plan I was forced into due to a pregnancy center being in cohoots with Patricia Strowbridge, a lawyer....and an adoption counselor, Angela Quick, a founder of an adoption center in Port Orange, Fl, who was utilized as a detective to see how I ticked to insure a complete adoption........also I was severely mentally ill........the only word I said to Hilda was one word yes, later Patricia Strowbridge BOLDLY LIED and said that I talked to the hospital social worker for an hour!!!!! Hilda drifted out of the room after my one word yes, that does not take an hour. Having some interaction was needed in the paperwork I was forced to sign, when I asked for more time and they gave me no other options, they were silent. I AM TELLING EVERYONE, ADOPTION SCAMS, UNETHICAL BEHAVIOR, AND ILLEGAL PRACTICES EXIST IN THIS COUNTRY, WITH PATRICIA STROWBRIDGE AS A PRIME EXAMPLE. I appreciate everyone reading my comments!!! I love my daughter, and I will never stop fighting for her.
Catherine Ristow

United States

#21 Dec 15, 2007
IT IS VERY OBVIOUS THAT I AM NOT SCARED OF PATRICIA STROWBRIDGE. I HAVE ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO BE SCARED OF...I AM A HONEST PERSON, AND THE TRUTH WILL SET YOU FREE....I AM A GRIEVING MOTHER THAT HAS NOT SEEN MY BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTER IN SIX YEARS WHEN I ASKED FOR MORE TIME IN THE HOSPITAL, IF I WAS DEALING WITH ETHICAL AND HONEST ADOPTION PROFESSIONALS THAT CARED ABOUT ME AND WERE PROTECTING ME, I WOULD HAVE BEEN GRANTED MORE TIME AND I WOULD HAVE MY DAUGHTER NOW.......BUT, OF COURSE NOT...GREEDY SELFISH ADOPTIVE PARENTS WHO SMOTHERED ME WITH (GIVE ME YOUR BABY GIFTS), WERE WAITING AND HYPERVENTILATING OUTSIDE MY HOSPITAL ROOM AND ALL PATRICIA STROWBRIDGE CARED ABOUT WAS THEM AND A COMPLETE ADOPTION...I CAN GO ON AND ON AND ON, BUT I AM SURE ALL OF YOU THAT HAVE READ MY COMMENTS HAVE THE FULL PICTURE, WITH MY SIXTH ENTRY. IF YOU WANT TO READ MORE, GOOGLE MY NAME, I AM STARTING TO BE EVERYWHERE IN ADOPTION CIRCLES. I LOVE MY DAUGHTER AND MISS HER SO MUCH........THANKS TO ALL FOR READING MY COMMENTS AND MERRY CHRISTMAS! CATHERINE

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