Saturday, January 19, 2013
This story, featured recently on an airing of NPR’s Morning Edition, spotlights the growing trend of online adoption. More and more birth mothers are taking to the internet to find prospective parents for their unborn children. As a result, traditional adoption agencies have had to deal with increasingly long client waitlists; some agencies are even advising their clients to create an online presence to help bolster their chances of finding a child faster. Supporters of this avenue say it is less expensive, faster, and a better way for parents to get involved in the adoption process. Skeptics are worried about the lack of screening and the ease of birth parents being scammed and conned.
Read more here.