I have to say, adoptive parents are getting so much more creative these days. Ugh, and this couple lives in my state too. Thanks to VietK for bringing this to my attention.
classifieds to television ads, you can find an advertisement for just
about anything. But one metro advertisement is stopping traffic.
You may have already seen these signs. They read, "We will adopt." That’s followed by a website, TomHalverson.com.
We wanted to know who’s behind these signs and what they’re looking to adopt. So we logged on to the website. It seems the Halverson family of Bemidji, Minnesota is looking to adopt a baby.
We found three of their signs. Two are located on University and 7th in Des Moines. A third is along EP True Parkway in West Des Moines.
The website includes a description of the family’s home, what they like to do, and it lists the social worker and agency they work with. Still adoption experts say this is an unusual way to look to adopt and
expectant mothers need to so their homework.
"It’s kind of scary and I hope people find reputable agencies to bring their children to" says Tammy Mahan of Children and Families of Iowa. Mahan says she worries about young women contacting strangers in other states. Her advice, contact a local agency first.
We called both the Halverson family and their social worker. But, we did not hear back from them.
Tammy Mahan adds the approach may be the Halverson’s last ditch effort to find a baby to adopt.