Thomasville couple turns to Facebook in their journey to adopt

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The Hulins (Facebook)

The Hulins (Facebook)

THOMASVILLE — For nearly a decade now, people have been using Facebook to look for long-lost friends, old classmates and even former flames.

Now, according to the High Point Enterprise, a Thomasville couple are using Facebook to look for a baby.

The Enterprise reports that Brad and Love Hulin are still working through an agency as they seek an open adoption.

But they have also created a Facebook page in hopes of increasing their chances of finding a birth mother.

Since the couple married in 2010, they’ve had trouble conceiving naturally. After a fertility specialist gave them a 25 percent chance of success through in-vitro fertilization, the couple decided on adoption.

The Enterprise reported that the couple’s application process began in earnest in April 2012, but for nearly a year their page on their adoption agency’s website proved fruitless.

The creation of a Facebook page was a suggestion from the couple’s agency, Independent Adoption Center in Raleigh.

The couple was overwhelmed by the positive reaction to their page.

The page — which can be viewed by searching for “Love & Brad’s Adoption Journey” — now has more than 2,800 likes.

According to the Hulins, the Facebook page has generated a lot of comments and positive feedback from family, friends and even strangers, but it hasn’t resulted in any direct leads to a prospective birth mother.

Read more: The High Point Enterprise