From the article: 7 Ways to Afford the Cost of Adoption
It seems like adoptive families are pretty creative when it comes to figuring out how to plan, save, scrimp, fund raise and borrow to afford the cost of an adoption. Please share what has worked or is working for your family as you save and get down right creative in order to cover adoption costs. Share Your Ideas
Adoption vs Birth Cost of a child
- Has there ever been a comparison done on how much it costs to have a child naturally vs. adopting a child? Do you have any idea what the adoptee feels like when they find out that money was passed between hands for them? How about feeling like being a bought child, some body's property, and how some of these adoptive parents can use this knowledge to control that child...'do you know how much it cost for us to get you, and you do this to us?'
- —Guest Bren
- We have held a pretty large fundraiser with a silent auction and much more. We have also had a garage sale to help with finances. If you would like to read more about our fundraising you can find it at http://godspathtotaiwan.blogspot.com/
- —Guest Monica
Foster-Adoption Is Practically Free!
- Just a note that if you are willing to consider fostering a child for at least 6 months before adopting, adopting a child from foster care is a way to help a child in need and keep the costs of adoption down. There are so many children - newborns, toddlers, school-age and teens - that need a safe and nurturing home! Consider becoming a foster-adopt parent. Contact your local Department of Human Services for more information about becoming a licensed foster-adopt home!
- —Guest Dani Gates