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Media, the Internet & Adoption
Untangling the Web II: A Research-Based Roadmap for Reform
A groundbreaking study by the Adoption Institute examines the historic impact of the Internet on adoption, finding that it's being widely used in an array of positive ways – but also is increasing commodification of children and commercialization by for-profit brokers, while enabling greater exploitation of pregnant women considering adoption for their babies and of adults seeking to adopt.
Published: December 2013
Untangling the Web: The Internet’s Transformative Impact on Adoption
This examination of the Internet’s impact on adoption concludes that social media and other elements of this modern technology are having "transformative" effects – positive and negative – on adoption policy, practice and millions of people’s lives, while raising serious legal, ethical and procedural concerns that have yet to be addressed.
Published: December 2012