Facebook Adoption Couple Looking For 2nd Child

After using Facebook to find a child to adopt, Md. couple are trying again

Saturday, Mar 3, 2012  |  Updated 7:24 PM EDT
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A Maryland family is turning to social media to help them grow their family.  Melissa Mollet reports.

A Maryland family is turning to social media to help them grow their family. Melissa Mollet reports.

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Seth Edlavitch and his wife, Melissa Segal, had no place else to turn. So they turned to Facebook.

In November of 2008, Seth and Melissa, who had spent the previous five years trying in vain to conceive a child, were ready to adopt. And they decided to put the social networking site to a strenuous test.

In early December, a friend of a friend contacted Seth directly to say that the wife of one of her employees was pregnant and was planning to put the baby up for adoption.

After a series of meetings with the birth mother and lawyers to formalize the adoption process, Seth and Melissa became the proud parents of a son, Noah, now 2 years old.

Since then, Seth and Melissa, who now live in Kensington, Md., have continued to try to conceive a child, always without success. So, naturally, they're going back to the online route, in an attempt to find Noah's sibling.

You can find out more about Seth and Melissa's search for a second child by going to melissaandsethadoption.blogspot.com.

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