I don't see what is so wrong with facebook. It's how I met my fiance. Now I have a baby girl. A lot of my friends use it. My family also uses it . I know there are some lame people on it and some things can be stupid but all in all. it works out just fine . 29 year old here
I am not particularly interested in the discussion of the good and bad of FB this will be forever debated, each to their own.
I do want to say it is nice to hear about a positive outcome, all the best to you and your family for the future.