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8 Ways to Celebrate National Adoption Month

November is finally here, and that means it's National Adoption Month! It is a time to celebrate adoption and each triad member and recognize the challenges it brings. Sometimes it can seem challenging to figure out how to participate, but there are many ways to become involved and spread awareness! This article will inform you… Continue reading 8 Ways to Celebrate National Adoption Month

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Easy-To-Do Fundraisers to Help With Adoption Costs

If you are like any of the thousands of families considering adoption, you may have one of the same overwhelming fears – the costs. Let it be known – you are not alone in this thought process. It can seem daunting. So, what is the next step? How can you help mitigate that fear? Here… Continue reading Easy-To-Do Fundraisers to Help With Adoption Costs

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Simple and Creative Ideas for Adoption Fundraisers

If you’re like any of the thousands of Americans considering adoption, there’s a possibility that the associated costs are weighing on your mind. Let it be known – you are not alone. So what exactly can be done to qualm these financial fears? Look no further than these ideas for creative and fun ways to… Continue reading Simple and Creative Ideas for Adoption Fundraisers

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How to Choose the Right Adoption Agency for Your Family

Choosing an Adoption Agency or attorney to work with you through your journey of building a family is not an easy decision. These are the people that will help join you with your future child. There are many elements to consider when deciding what agency to work with during your journey.

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The Different Adoption Costs and How to Adopt Without Going into Debt

As a prospective adoptive parent, you are likely researching various adoption agencies and professionals with one big question in mind: How much will this adoption cost, and will it fall within our budget? Many people say that they would really like to adopt but they automatically think they can’t afford it because the one word… Continue reading The Different Adoption Costs and How to Adopt Without Going into Debt

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Fundraising for Your Adoption

Some people have different opinions when it comes to fundraising for adoption. If you are someone who has decided to go the fundraising route it can be daunting, but never fear, we are here to help! Start by going over all the fees with your attorney or your social worker from your agency so you… Continue reading Fundraising for Your Adoption

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Adoption Tax Credit 2014

Its that time of year again and if you haven't already filed your taxes you may want to remember that the Federal government wants to encourage adoptions and established the adoption tax credit.  This generous credit was due to expire in 2012 but the Adoption Tax credit was made permanent under the fiscal cliff tax… Continue reading Adoption Tax Credit 2014

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Affording Adoption

Guest post written by Becky Fawcett of helpusadopt.org Adoption is expensive. No matter who you are. No matter where you live. Statistics say an average adoption is $30,000 and in order for that to be the average you know it means that many adoptions cost a lot more than that and many cost a lot… Continue reading Affording Adoption

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Adoption Soapbox

More often than not, we’ve found that adoptive families, women, and children who are involved in adoptions actually love to share their stories with friends, family, neighbors, strangers, and some take it as far as Capitol Hill. Sure many prefer to keep their adoption story private. But sharing personal experience, positive or negative, paints a… Continue reading Adoption Soapbox

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Our Fundraising Story

By Guest Blogger, "Sam" Sam's daughter, Allison Paige, came into this world on April 22, 2011 at 37 weeks and 1 day. She most likely died as a result of a cord accident. It's impossible to know for sure.  Sam and her husband loved her from the start and miss her every single day. Sam… Continue reading Our Fundraising Story