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The risks and complications of looking online for an open adoption

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Kacy Andrews and Jack Messitt read a book before nap time to their 3-year-old adopted son Sawyer in their Glendale home. Californians adopt more children than in any other state.
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Kacy and Jack Andrews read a book before nap time to their 3-year-old adopted son Sawyer in their Glendale home. Californians adopt more children than in any other state.

Although many would-be parents are using social media as a tool in adoption, as with any online transactions, there are many risks involved.

Although many would-be parents are using social media as a tool in adoption, as with any online transactions, there are many risks involved.  

We speak with Adam Pertman, the executive director of the Evan Donaldson Adoption Institute who has studied the use of social media in adoptions.

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