Thomasville couple turns to Facebook in their journey to adopt
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