Jackson County residents Coy and Shelbi Gunther posted a Facebook status asking the public if there were any unwanted babies they could adopt, the Sylva Herald reported on July 29.
This resulted in a backlash for the couple, as people commented with insults and outrage. The post offended the public, who generally thought the couple should have pursued adoption through an agency if they were truly serious about it.
According to Jackson County Social Services director Bob Cochran, posting an ad online to look for a baby to adopt is not illegal, but is also not the best option. The Gunthers would not know about the baby’s medical background and other information about the biological parents.
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