Seeking to Stop Online Re-Homing
Recently a trend is emerging of children being offered for adoption online. As with all other technology related crimes that have surfaced as the technology has changed, it takes time for the law to catch up.
These online adoptions or “re-homing” are spawning from legal adoptions, usually from another country. Parents are adopting children and are either overwhelmed by the responsibility or feel under prepared for any emotional or behavioral issues their new child has. These parents are then giving up the child they adopted to strangers online rather than seeking help parenting their child.
A group called the Donaldson Adoption Institute is attempting to expose the issue of re-homing in the hopes for stopping unregulated adoptions that have been happening over the internet. So far just 3 states have heard hearings concerning this adoption regulations and unfortunately Colorado is not one of them.