Adoption Efforts Extend to Facebook

The ways in which social media is affecting adoption was discussed by the National Center for Adoption Law and Policy at its conference last week.  In the past year, numerous couples have come forward with stories of successfully reaching birth mothers on Facebook and Twitter. However, caution is urged due to online scams involving fake ultrasound pictures and requests for money.

In this day and age it can be helpful for couples wanting to adopt to take advantage of all resources, including the social media network. However, before taking any financial steps toward beginning the adoption process, protect yourself by consulting with an adoption attorney.

Tana Benner
Tana Benner is an adoption attorney with Columbia Family Law Group. Her practice is focused in the area of family law and she has particular interests in adoption and helping children and victims of domestic violence.