Thursday, November 11, 2010

Adopting Online

By Melissa A. Cox

Social Media is the new adoption apparatus for many adoptive parents seeking birth mothers. The traditional use of adoption agencies or adoption facilitators can be costly, ranging from $10,000.00 to $25,000.00, and the wait for a baby can be months or years. The use of online resources to effectuate an independent adoption is cheaper, quicker, and reaches a larger audience.

Adoption experts have long advised that, when looking for an adoptive baby, “the more people who know you are looking, the better”. To help spread the word, prospective parents are utilizing social networking sites like Twitter, MySpace, YouTube and Facebook in the hope that their friends may know of a potential birth mom.

It is also a fact that many birth mothers are teens or young adults. They will often Google advice before they will even think of speaking with an adoption agency. So, of course, the chances of these mothers finding an adoptive parents’ YouTube video or Facebook page are high.

Of course, once an adoptive parent or parents finds their baby, they will need a competent adoption attorney to legalize the adoption. If you have any questions regarding Michigan adoption law, please contact Melissa Cox @

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