After reporting here, just yesterday an Article that Makes ALL Birth Parents Out to be Monster Abusive Stalkers... and how one-sided the artilce was....well, now w ehave one reporting the "advantages" of Facebook: Trolling For Babies!
CNN News has reported that A Maryland couple who have been married since 2005 have adopted a child through facebook. The interview (video link), with Seth and Melissa Segal on CNN showed that the couple found out a few years back that due to infertility problems they were unable to conceive a child. Melissa had lost a set of twins at 20 weeks and could not bare to try again. The couple then decided that adoption would be their best route. A friend of theirs on facebook knew someone who was pregnant and wanted to give her child up for adoption. They hooked up with this person via facebook and began talking. Now they have a bouncing baby boy noel, who is 17 months old and full of energy. They set up the adoption privately and paid all hospital costs for the mother of the child, and the baby, as well as the legal fees to adopt.
Melissa and Seth say they are ready to adopt again and are actively looking for another child. For all the bad things we hear about facebook this is a fantastic story. Facebook has gotten a bad wrap lately for being dangerous, the privacy issues, and a waste of time. This child would not have two loving happy parents if it had not been for the social networking site. There are so many people who want children who have to jump through legal hoops and red tape when trying to adopt, facebook made this relatively painless and easy for the couple, the mother and the child. Good for them!