Social media has changed the way that individuals around the world interact with each other.
They can share pictures and videos, stay updated on the lives of friends they don't often get to see, or find out what a friend is thinking about at any given moment.
Now, there's one more thing to add to the list. Some couples are actually adopting babies through Facebook.
Melissa and Seth are one of those couples. They wanted to be parents but struggled to conceive a child of their own.
They decided on a private adoption and turned to their Facebook friends for help.
Seth posted an adoption flyer on his page and it was re-posted by his friend John.
"A friend of John's, who John hadn't spoken to in 20 years, saw the flyer and she said, 'You know, I work with a couple and I know the woman doesn't have a plan for her baby. Would you like to talk to her?" Seth said.
Seth and Melissa met with the birth mother. Their lawyer gave them a list of questions to ask.
After talking with them, the mother decided she wanted the couple to have her baby.
Adoption attorneys warn that it's easier for couples to fall victim to scam artists when advertising on Craigslist and Facebook.
However, there are websites (see related links below) where couples can check the status of their perspective birth mother.
Originally published on Friday, February 17th.