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Is Craigslist the Right Place to Advertise, or Look for, a Baby for Adoption?

In the new digital age, perspective adoptive parents are turning to the Internet, including Craigslist, to look for a baby.

ABC News did a special on adoption recently showing just how different it is in the digital age. In the special, it showed a reunion between an adopted child and his birth mother. The adopted mother and birth mother had met online – in an ad on Craigslist. In this particular case, it was a successful union between the two parties. The birth mother was able to keep up with her child through Facebook and now that she is in a better place in life, she was able to meet up with him again in real life.

The same couple, however, had a negative situation, also with Craigslist, when looking for a second child. But in that case too they were able to resolve the issue on the Internet. The reportedly were able to Google the perspective birth mother and figure out that there was a good reason she appeared more interested in the financial transaction that the welfare of her unborn child. She had a list of charges for financial crimes, which were revealed through the Google search. According to the ABC Special, turning to the Internet gives the perspective parents and the birth mother more control. It does, however, leave them vulnerable to some pitfalls.

What do you think? Is it a good idea to turn to Craigslist to adopt, or adopt out a baby? Is this just a natural progression in the new digital age?

J. Jonah Jameson, The Daily Bugle November 17, 2012 at 12:30 PM
Was this a re-posted article? You might want to re-read it and proofread what you are "editing". Don't you mean "prospective" (instead of perspective?). "They" instead of "The". "than" instead of "that". Aside from those writing flaws, Craigslist is the perfect place to find everything - including babies. BUT be sure to get a picture of the baby first; you don't want to end up with a Korean or a black kid born with his heart on the OUTSIDE. "The reportedly were able to Google the perspective birth mother and figure out that there was a good reason she appeared more interested in the financial transaction that the welfare of her unborn child."

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