Families considering adoption have a lot to think about.?Adding a newborn to a family?can be complex enough, but when you factor in the paperwork and?familiarizing yourself with a host of terms and processes, the learning curve can be pretty steep.
Even so, most families are more concerned with the finances than they are the technicalities. They want to know what it’s going to cost and how they’re going to pay for it.
There are as many ways to fund an adoption as there are adoptive families. Over the years, we’ve been amazed at peoples’ creativity when it comes to funding.Here are a few common factors in successful adoption funding.
A Team Approach.Successful funding’starts with a team.Gather a few of your closest friends, share your heart’s dream to adopt and ask for their help.Don’t ask them for money – ask them for their ideas and to help make this happen. If you choose to do fundraisers, many hands make light work, and when your newborn comes home, your whole team will feel?a sense of involvement. Successful adoptive families?don’t go it alone. They build a team.
Resourcefulness.? Take a look around. Is there something that you own that just isn’t being used that much?More than one old boat or riding lawnmower has been sold to help bring a baby home. Families who reevaluate their ‘need’ for things find it easier to fund an adoption.
Hard work. The funding of an adoption usually involves a hundred small miracles along the way – and often a few big ones! In between, a lot of hard work takes place as people fill out grant applications or organize fundraisers. Families who put their shoulder to the wheel are often surprised at how God comes alongside to help them.
One of the best things about an adoption consultant is their wealth of experience and information with?adoption funding. They can help you with finding sources for grants, gleaning successful funding ideas from other families, and even staying encouraged in the process. An accomplished adoption consultant can bring a lot of value to the funding process.
Adoption is challenging, but you can do this, and you don’t have to do it alone.
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