A recent CNN.com story on innovative social-media approaches to adopting children is just the latest example of how our world has drastically changed in recent years.
I’ve documented numerous examples, in this blog and elsewhere, that underscore how the collective “traditional” media is no longer the sole arbiter of what is newsworthy. (News flash! ANYONE can create their own printing press or video channel these days.)
Likewise, adoption agencies, some of which have financially preyed upon the hopes and dreams of those seeking to start families, are now far from the only game in town. That welcome development is thanks largely to sites like Facebook and YouTube and LinkedIn, as well as other sites that foster viral FOAFOAF (friend of a friend of a friend) communications. I recently began helping a wonderful Chicago-area couple seeking to take this very path. They have two sons already (one biologically, one via adoption) and their heartfelt desire is to add a girl to their family.
More details to come, but in the meantime, if you know of anyone who may be a match for them, please shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 708-860-1380.