Washington couples who are unable to have children may have toyed with the idea of adoption. However, adoption agencies have decreased in popularity as couples look for alternative ways to speed up the adoption process and start a life with a new bundle of joy. Technology is gaining ground in the adoption arena as both couples and biological mothers use the Internet and social media to find matches. But there can be issues with this self-serving method.
One of the biggest disadvantages of the Internet is that it serves as a breeding ground for scams and fraud. When people don't meet in person or even speak on the phone, the risk of deceit increases. People need to verify who they are communicating with and never send money without meeting the biological mother.