How to use Facebook on your infant adoption journey

Posted on 29. Feb, 2012 by in Adoption Profiles, Archives, Birthmothers, Domestic Adoption

Facebook has reported there are over 500 million daily active users. There is no doubt that it is affecting the way we all communicate. Many adoption agencies are starting to use Facebook to reach out to birthmothers – and why not? With so many millions of daily users that stretch all across the U.S., Facebook can help speed up the adoption process. 

Here are some ways you can use Facebook on your infant adoption journey:

1. Create a Facebook page for your adoption.
By putting your information on a special page, you are creating another way to connect with an expectant mother considering adoption. This is a great way to present your profile on a social media platform that has the ability to reach so many potential birthmothers. You may even come across someone who knows a potential birthmother.

Read how a couple successfully adopted a newborn after making an adoption Facebook page. Here’s another couple who found a birthmother through Facebook.

If you need help putting together your adoption Facebook page,’s Get Found page will customize an adoption Facebook page for you for $29.99.  

Read this article about ways to make your page secure and tips on how to make the most of your Facebook presence. 

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2. Join an adoption support group.
I have found it incredibly helpful to be a part of a support group. Facebook can help you connect with other adoptive families.

  • Join the Domestic Adoption Support Network in Facebook. This is definitely not as beneficial as a face-to-face support group, but it is the next best thing.
  • You can also search for adoption groups in the area that you live. In the Facebook search line, type “California adoption support” or “adoption support in California”.

What do you think? Have you found some other ways to use Facebook for your adoption journey? Let me know by entering your comments below or email me.

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