In a recent article, “Internet Use in Adoptions Cuts 2 Ways” New York Times reporter Ron Nixon discusses a report by the Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute, a nonprofit organization working to change adoption policy in America.
The report (released today) is the culmination of a three-year research project by the Institute on how the Internet and social media have altered the adoption landscape.
Despite the group’s active support of open-records for all adult adoptees, the report presents much more than happy reunion stories. It also delves into the devilish character of on-line adoption agencies, and the fraud that is often perpetuated by them. The report also discusses why access to online information is not always positive for underage adoptees, especially in cases where an abused child is found by a birth parent.
I look forward to reading the full report which is available here: http://www.adoptioninstitute.org/publications/2012_12_UntanglingtheWeb.pdf
Blessing for reunion,