Adoption in the Age of Facebook

By Deane Barker on December 13, 2012

Internet reveals secrets of ‘closed’ adoptions, report says: Interesting article about how Facebook is making it harder for adoptions to remain closed.  Even open adoptions were semi-closed when the birth mother lived far away and we didn’t have the Internet. But when you’re friends with your birth mother on Facebook, it really changes the nature of adoption.

It’s hard to keep secrets in the age of social media and the adoption world is no exception. Cadieux’s story is just one that shows how the Internet is making it easier for birth relatives to find each other, hastening the end of the era of “closed” adoption […]

Even in open adoptions, it can be hard for people to resist crossing boundaries. Why wait for a picture in the mail when you can peek at someone on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram?