5 Things NOT to do When Forming Adoption Relationships Online

Your quick guide to online etiquette in adoption relationships.

Sarah M. Baker March 12, 2016

Today is a digital age. We have smart phones and more social media accounts than we can keep up with. Nearly everyone has a computer and checks their email, Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram several times a day. Some people make best friends or even meet their significant other online. It’s almost a given that you will form adoption relationships online too. So how does it differ from relationships made the old-fashioned way? What things should you NOT do when forming those adoption relationships online?

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Sarah M. Baker

Sarah is a Staff Storyteller for Adoption.com and passionate about teaching others the power of open adoption. She is very active in the adoption community, where she spends a lot of time advocating as the founder of Heart For Open Adoption. She is the mom of two boys in addition to parenting her niece. She is a mother biologically and through domestic infant open adoption. Sarah promotes adoption education and ethical adoptions. She and her husband were featured on Season 2 of Oxygen’s “I’m Having Their Baby,” which tells the story of their first adoption match failing. Sarah hopes to bring her personal experience to you and help anyone who wants more information about adoption to find it with ease. Though it was once a taboo subject, Sarah hopes to make adoption something people are no longer afraid to talk about. You can learn more about Sarah and her family on her blog.

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