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Using Facebook to Advertise Prospective Adoptive Parents

In July, the National Council for Adoption released an article that addresses the growing trend in using Facebook to advertise yourselves as prospective adoptive parents. Their biggest concern of course is privacy issues. Are you comfortable sharing your intimate world with the wide, wide world? Do you feel comfortable marketing yourselves that way? Is there anything wrong with it? Would you do it? If you are looking to place your child for adoption, would you use Facebook as a means to find the right family? I guess it is just a sign of the times. Below is a snipet of the article:

“Brian (not his real name) recently emailed me after he and his wife attended one of our adoption networking & advertising workshops. Brian and his wife were interested in setting up a Facebook account so they could more easily advertise their desire to adopt, but they were not current Facebook users and were worried about losing their anonymity with prospective birth families. They wanted to be sure that they shared confidential information thoughtfully and on their terms.

Brian decided to e-mail his sister-in-law, a Facebook user, to get her opinion about creating an adoption Facebook page. His sister-in-law replied that she had recently seen something similar: “One of my friends must have become a fan of some couple’s page or something because it popped up on my homepage.” She sent Brian the link. After Brian and his wife clicked the link they immediately recognized the couple. This couple, who just happened to “pop up” on Brian’s sister-in-law’s page, actually sat right next to Brian and his wife during our company’s adoption workshop. Small world? It sure is, and that is exactly why adoption networking and advertising are so powerful. Brian and his wife are still considering their options, but the power of Facebook was certainly eye-opening for them. Brian’s sister-in-law did not even know this couple, but the information about them was “pushed” to her because a friend of hers “Liked” the couple’s adoption page. Brian and his wife now face a question that many families who are pursuing a domestic adoption also struggle to answer when considering how best to leverage Facebook.”

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September 17, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized

3 Comments »

  1. With the technological advancement each day, we have to adjust and utilise the technology as they advance. I see nothing wrong with using face book to advertise whatever is there to advertise/ make known to the world. One only needs to take extra caution and be on the look for anything suspicious. Do as much research as possible before you open up completely.

    Adoption or any other issue involving children is very sensitive. Children are vulnerable and they should be protected at all times.

    There are people outside there who are also willing to take advantage of every situation. Dont allow them to take advantage of you or any other person that easily. Do your home work, and if there are other safe means available, utilise it.

    Nevertheless, you have to admit that facebook has simplified things. I an advocate and I have personally had many clients contacting me and instructing me to handle their legal issues, adoption and legal guardianship inclusive.

    Take advantage of technological advancement but be alert. angualia@lawyers-uganda.com, http://www.lawyers-uganda.com.

    Comment by Angualia Daniel | November 5, 2010 | Reply

  2. we want to adopt a child preferably from reddy caste in india-interested persons reply to:bloom40@rocketmail.com

    Comment by cs r | August 19, 2012 | Reply

    • My understanding of the rules for India, is that one spouse must be a citizen of India to adopt an infant or healthy child. There are some other requirements like age, 30 years old I think. But, this might be a starting place for you. There are many agencies that you can work with in the US. I recommend Across The World Adoptions. I hope this is helpful to you.

      Comment by adoptionupdate | August 27, 2012 | Reply


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