Summer is a great time for snapping and sharing photos! These free apps make it easy for families to share moments and memories with their child’s birth family.

 

Click on the links below to learn more about these apps:

Tinybeans

Features:

  • Share photos and videos in a calendar format
  • Parental control: invite family members via email, app or website
  • Backup safety and security system
  • Feature to add a note or story to your photos and videos
  • Organizes and creates photo albums
  • Upload on more than one device
  • Available on the web, Google Play store or Apple App Store
  • Unlimited storage

23snaps

Features:

  • Invite others to join
  • Create private social network for sharing
  • Family & friends can like, comment and sign up to receive updates
  • Available on the web, Google Play store or Apple App Store
  • Photo albums can be ordered from the app

Photo Circle

Features:

  • No limit to photos uploaded or people you invite
  • Only members of the album can add and view photos
  • Photos securely backed up on the cloud
  • Available on Google Play store or Apple App Store
  • Web/desktop and video coming soon

Cluster

Features:

  • Create invite-only groups
  • Others who have been invited can post to your albums
  • Receive alerts when new content is added
  • Chat feature
  • See when members you’ve invited view and like posts
  • Available on the web, Google Play store or Apple App Store

Privately sharing photos is just one way to facilitate the open relationship between adoptive families and birth families. Contact your adoption worker for more ideas on how to maintain healthy communication.