Adoptive Families Blog

How We Funded Our Adoption: Adoptive Families Share

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Jun 23, 2016 9:22:38 AM

Have you been perplexed over how you'll afford to adopt? Lifetime asked our successful adoptive families for their advice on funding adoption on our Facebook page: "What tips, resources, or ideas worked for you to help finance your adoption fees? We know times change pretty quickly these days and it's helpful to stay on top of what's helping adoptive parents reach their adoption dream. What would you tell another adoptive parent who was concerned about covering the costs involved in adoption?" Here’s what adoptive families had to share about how they funded their adoption:

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Topics: Fundraising, Adoption fundraising, Adoption Grants, Financial Assistance for Adoption, adoption financing, adoption loan, adoption loans

3 Financial Mistakes Adoptive Families Should Avoid at All Costs (part 1)

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Jan 14, 2014 3:08:58 AM

Many times we begin a journey, like adopting a child, and encounter road blocks, speed bumps, or all-out detours. When you are right there, so close, and in the situation, it can be tempting to make a decision that may seem to serve you best in the short term, but you need to keep the outcome in mind.

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Topics: Adoption, Adoption Tips, Fundraising, Financial Assistance for Adoption, Adoption Fees, Adopting a Baby

The Adoption Tax Credit 2013

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Jan 10, 2013 9:49:40 AM

Many of us held a collective breath last week. The Adoption Tax Credit was set to expire after 2012. Would we see a last minute reprieve? Fortunately, yes! On January 1st, 2013, Congress passed the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012. Soon after, President Obama signed it into law. Included in this legislation was a permanent extension to the Adoption Tax Credit.

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Topics: Adoption, Adoption Professionals, Newborn Adoption, Financial Assistance for Adoption, Adopting a Baby

The Perfect Gift

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Nov 9, 2012 12:12:47 AM

Do you know someone who is hoping to adopt, but finances are holding them back? Are you and your spouse dreaming of parenthood, but struggle with the idea of raising the amount needed for adoption expenses? The costs for a typical adoption today can be prohibitively expensive. There is a solution!

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Topics: Adoption Gifts, Adoption Tips, Fundraising, General, Economy, Holidays, Financial Assistance for Adoption

Sign the Petition to Keep the Adoption Tax Credit in Place

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Feb 24, 2012 4:31:00 AM

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Topics: Adoption, Adoption Tips, Adoption Professionals, General, Economy, Financial Assistance for Adoption, Waiting to Adopt, Adopting a Baby

How Adoption Fits In the Economic Crisis

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on Jun 23, 2009 5:34:00 AM

Adoption can allow you the chance to give of yourself to another person...a child. The happiness that adoption makes possible will far exceed the years of financial returns that have been the hallmark of your life. In fact, money can't buy that type of happiness. That real, long term happiness can only be acquired through love, hope, and care...which is exactly what you could give and receive from your newly adopted child.

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Topics: Adoption Professionals, Adoption Grants, Financial Assistance for Adoption