Adoptive Families Blog

"If children are in need, why isn't adoption free?"

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on November 6, 2018

"It seems like adoption is so expensive, almost like it is buying a baby. Why does it have to cost so much when all we want to do is help a child in need?"

Many families have a similar reaction when they discover that there is a cost to private adoption.  Learning more about the costs often help families understand who the fees go to and what they are for. Today, Lifetime is giving you a quick rundown to help understand adoption costs!

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Topics: how much does adoption cost, cost of adopting, how much does it cost to adopt, Adopting a child, Adoption Fees, why is adoption so expensive

20 Effective Ways to Save Up for Your Adoption

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on August 8, 2018

When you’re trying to afford infant adoption, it’s important to cut costs and save money wherever you can. Lifetime Adoption suggests creating an adoption budget, and setting up a separate bank account specifically for adoption funds. Today, we’re sharing 20 effective ways that you can save up for your adoption:

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Topics: adoption financing, fund your adoption, fund my adoption, fund an adoption, how to afford adoption, affording adoption, how much does adoption cost, why is adoption so expensive, cost of adopting

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

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