Friday, December 12, 2008

the cost of adoption

Our social worker sent me some links to articles about covering the cost of adoption so I thought I'd share.
  1. Affording Adoption - from Adoptive Families magazine
  2. Adoption Expenses: Where to Go for Help - from The Adoption Guide
  3. How We Afforded Our Adoption - from The Adoption Guide
I knew I'd read this someplace, it’s from #3:

I made a brochure explaining who we were and why we wanted to adopt a boy from Russia. I put it in every hand I could find - I even sent one in when I paid my bills! One day a man from New York called to ask how much we needed. I told him we still needed $20,000, and he said, “It's yours.” He had adopted from Russia six years earlier and had intended to adopt more children, but decided that his new son needed undivided attention. His way of bringing home more children was to provide the funds for another family.


Mom of Snooch said...

I keep hoping and praying for you, Julie. I know how much you want this. And look at all the research you're doing! You are an incredible woman who isn't letting anything get in the way of having a child to love!

Julie said...

awwwww, thanks Ang :)