Adoptive Families Blog

Fund Your Adoption With a Sensational Drive-Through BBQ

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on April 5, 2017

Fundraising can be a necessary and important part of the adoption process. Today, we’re giving you info about an effective (and creative!) way to fund your adoption. Try hosting a drive-through barbecue!

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Topics: Fundraising, Adoption fundraising, how to afford adoption, fund an adoption, fund my adoption, fund your adoption

Adoption Fundraising Through an Affiliate Program

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on January 19, 2017

When you think about adoption fundraising, your mind likely goes to things like silent auctions, yard sales, or spaghetti feeds. But today, we're sharing an easier way to raise money for adoption!

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Topics: Fundraising, Adoption fundraising, raising money for adoption, how to afford adoption, affiliate fundraising, how to raise money for adoption, raise money for your adoption

How We Funded Our Adoption: Adoptive Families Share

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on June 23, 2016

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

Adoption Fundraising Through Facebook Sale Groups

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on May 26, 2016

Are you on Facebook? Then you already have the tools to raise money for your adoption at your fingertips! Consider selling items around your house that you rarely or never use on Facebook sale groups. We'll tell you how in this post...

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Topics: Fundraising, Adoption fundraising, adoption financing

How Can We Afford to Adopt?

Posted by Mardie Caldwell on September 22, 2015

Many families experience sticker shock after looking into adoption and stop right there. Yet many people make monthly payments for a car or even a home remodel. Your car may only last ten years, but your family is for a lifetime!

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Topics: Adoption Tips, Fundraising, Savings, Adoption Fees

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

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on January 14, 2014

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

3 Things Never To Use For Funding Your Adoption

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on November 13, 2013

 

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Topics: Adoption Tips, Family, Fundraising, General, Adoption journey, Adoption Fees

Get Creative with Your Adoption Fundraising

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on August 6, 2013

Are you raising funds for the domestic adoption of a baby? Check out these helpful tips, excerpted from Lifetime Founder Mardie Caldwell’s award-winning book, Adoption: Your Step-by-Step Guide:

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Topics: Adoption, Adoption Tips, Awareness, Fundraising, Economy, Savings

Adoption Fundraiser Idea: Ebates

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on May 17, 2013

Looking for a new and creative way to make your adoption dreams come true? The Ebates tell-a-friend program is a great way to raise money to fund your adoption. Your friends and family will be eager to jump on board this simple program to help you reach your goal! Ebates is an online program that gives you cash back at any of 1,600 stores when you start your shopping trip at Ebates.com.

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Topics: Adoption Tips, Fundraising

Adoption Q&A: How Can We Afford Adoption?

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on May 7, 2013

Q: Dear Lifetime Adoption,
My husband and I have discussed adopting an older child or one with special needs. Is there financial help in those situations? We are strapped for money right now.
Thanks for your help!
-Patricia

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Topics: Adoption Questions, Adoption Tips, Fundraising, Adoption Grants, Adopting a Baby