A 30 minute programme from the BBC Radio 4 All in the Mind series, on the subject of adoption and social networking. First broadcast in December 2010.
These days the secrecy surrounding adoption has lessened and many children are interested to know where they come from and may receive letters from their birth families or even meet up with them.
Presenter Claudia Hammond reviews the evidence in favour of the open adoption approach, including letter box access, and face-to-face meetings with birth family members. She then looks at how the Internet, and specifically social networking, could change adoption and post adoption life.