Would you use an app to adopt a baby?
One company is banking on it. Much like Tinder, on the proposed app Adoptly, you can swipe right to express interest or swipe left to keep looking at more babies.
The app was trying to raise funds on Kickstarter, but had its campaign suspended last week for reasons unknown. Now an Adoptly campaign has resurfaced on Indiegogo.
Some people think the whole idea is a hoax, but Co-founder of the app Josh Weber explains in a video why he created it.
“Starting a family is a really big decision,” he says. “And for those looking to adopt it can be a really hard process.”
“We thought in this day and age, there must be a better way. Something that could bring families together at the speed of modern light.”
You simply set up a profile and the app matches you with all available options.
Laura Schipper, the site’s marketing director says, “did you know on average, it can take up to two years for parents to bring their kids home? It’s a slow, outdated system.”
According to the site for the app: “We’ve designed Adoptly to be intuitive and easy to use, based on familiar apps and modern-day social networking norms. Once you’ve created a parenting profile, simply set your search criteria and Adoptly will instantly filter through our database, bringing the broadest range of adoptable kids straight to your fingertips. Just swipe right if you’re interested, or left to keep looking until you find exactly what you’re looking for. If all goes well you can get ready to welcome home the newest addition to your family.”
All prospective parents are subject to government-mandated background checks.
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