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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 bad experience, 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 also leaves 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?

electric123 November 25, 2012 at 12:28 PM
Not on Craigslist.org there are too many act of crime and violence, all you got to do is Google crimes on Craigslist and see the potential danger! I have my resume posted there and get all kinds of potential criminal activity from secret shoppers to accepting fraudulent checks to re-shipment scams mostly from Russian internet thieves stealing American citizen's credit card info and buying things online and having you re-ship to Russia
electric123 November 25, 2012 at 12:30 PM
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electric123 November 25, 2012 at 12:31 PM
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electric123 November 25, 2012 at 12:31 PM
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electric123 November 25, 2012 at 12:32 PM
The 8 Biggest Craigslist Crime Stories - Julissa Brisman - Zimbio www.zimbio.com/Julissa.../8+Biggest+Craigslist+Crime+Stories Mar 30, 2012 – In recent years, Craigslist has become a hotbed for predators and scam artists looking to take advantage of unsuspecting victims. What's worse ... Fake Check Scam | Trench Reynolds trenchreynolds.me/tag/fake-check-scam/ 5+ items – ... About · Archives · Contact. Tag Archive for 'fake check scam' SC Woman arrested in craigslist 419 scam Published on January 15, 2011 by AK man arrested in fake check scam Published on August 7, 2010 by Craigslist House Rental Scam - Exposing A Criminal! Part 1 - YouTube ► 3:03► 3:03 www.youtube.com/watch?v=ge5ROFe3Qs0Jan 20, 2012 - 3 min - Uploaded by jenniesgarage I had a house available for rent, and received an email from someone claiming to be a professor of something ... More videos for Craigslist crimes or scams » DNR Crime Alert: Beware of boat scam on Craigslist | Wisconsin ... www.wisconsinoutdoorfun.com/.../DNR-Crime-Alert-Beware-boat-sc... Oct 29, 2012 – A Tennessee resident responded to a local Craigslist ad for a boat for sale with a Wisconsin title. The boat was advertised as being stored in ... The Craigslist Crime Report: "Cesspool of Crime," Bold Use of ... www.fastcompany.com/.../craigslist-crime-report-cesspool-c... Austin Carr
electric123 November 25, 2012 at 12:33 PM
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