Adoption can be a very trying time for a couple facing the challenge of infertility. Desperate to be parents, some couples find they feel disillusioned with the entire process of adopting a child of their own. Facebook however, a powerful social media tool, has been slowly changing the face of the adoption process for these couples seeking to become parents. Instead of going through the traditional roads these would-be parents would face, they are taking to Facebook, creating groups that enable them to network with others in the hopes of finding a child to love.
Adoption is a process that takes its toll on a couple. Whether gay or straight, a couple facing the challenges of wanting to have a child of their own can endure great emotional turmoil as they are turned away repeatedly, either through the foster care system, or through failed fertility attempts. Facebook groups have become a place of refuge, sources of social support, and even avenues by which some couples have found a child to adopt! Couples are opting for either joining these groups via Facebook or creating videos that depict their desire to have a child and what they are looking for.
What do you think of Facebook as a tool for finding a child to adopt? Do you think it’s a safe way to grow your family? Watch the video below to see one couples’ story.