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While private adoptions or DIY adoptions — in which couples take it upon themselves to find a baby to adopt instead of paying an agency to match them with an expectant mom — are far from new, gone are the days of printed flyers tacked up on community bulletin boards or pricey ads in the classified section of the newspaper. With social media at their disposal, hopeful parents now have free range to self-publish and self-market. Meet Vice and Vahn DeBello Gaglio, Gracie Gómez and Harley Metzger, all children who were adopted through their parents' use of social media. Their parents spoke about their journeys in December 2018. (Credit: Newsday)

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