Adoptive Families Blog

Here's What You Need to Know About Birth Mother Expenses

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on March 2, 2018

Here's a frequently-asked question about birth mother expenses: "If a birth mother decides to not place her baby with us, can we get back the money we paid for her living expenses during the pregnancy?"

Most adoptive couples are open to helping out with living expenses, and many birth mothers greatly need this help.

Keep reading to learn more about birth mother expenses!

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Topics: Adoption tax credit, cost of adopting, reclaim, adoption law, pregnancy expenses, birth mother expenses

Why Do Adoption Agencies Charge Couples to Adopt?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on March 3, 2016

Many couples who come to adoption, especially those who may have spent a lot of money and emotion on fertility treatments, are hesitant to spend money on adoption.  And many ask “Why isn’t adoption free?”

It seems like it should be simple…  A birth mother wants to place her baby, a couple wants to adopt a baby, it should take minimal effort, right?  The truth is that there is so much that goes on to make adoptions happen.  Here are a few things to keep in mind when you are wondering why adoption agencies have to charge parents for adoption services:

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Topics: Adoption Fees, cost of adopting

How to Adopt Without Going Into Debt

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on February 23, 2016

Many adoptive families budget, save, and get loans in order to afford to adopt. Then, they end up paying off loans for many years. But what if you could adopt without going into debt at the same time?

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Topics: Adoption Grants, cost of adopting, afford to adopt, adoption budget