Adoption requests pop up on parenting websites

Parents desperate for a child, or to give one up, take search online; but experts advise caution


Desperate to give a baby up for adoption or anxious to adopt, some people are turning to online parenting forums to find what they are looking for.

The practice is not illegal, unless the birth parents profit financially, said lawyers The Sunday Times spoke to.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on February 24, 2019, with the headline 'Adoption requests pop up on parenting websites'. Subscribe