Adoptive Families Blog

Adoption Financing and You: How to Afford Adoption

Posted by Mardie Caldwell, C.O.A.P. on October 2, 2019

Adopting a baby can be an expensive goal for many couples, but it doesn't have to be. Depending on the resources and methods hopeful adoptive parents use, it can be reasonably affordable. 

How much adoption costs varies based on several factors. And while these costs are well worth it, the fact is that the cost of adoption is a genuine concern for most couples. 

The good news is that there is financial help with the cost of adoption for almost all families!

Keep reading to learn more about the cost of various types of adoption, and expenses to keep in mind. We'll also share strategies for how you can afford to adopt!

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Topics: Adoption Grants, Financial Assistance for Adoption, cost of adopting, afford to adopt, adoption financing, adoption loans, how to afford adoption, cost of adoption

Facebook LIVE Video—Adoption Grants and Birth Mom Questions Answered

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on May 3, 2017

We recently streamed a Facebook Live Video on our page, Lifetime Adoption Center, and covered questions from our fans.

Lifetime Adoption's Director Heather Featherston and Adoptive Family Team Lead Patty Boyte appeared in the video and provided their adoption expertise in answering the audience's adoption questions. Today, we're giving you access to their expertise as well!

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Topics: Adoption Grants, birth mothers seeking families, birth parents seeking adoptive families, adoption loan, adoption loans, first call with a birth mother, phone call with birth mother, Lifetime Adoption Facebook LIVE, Facebook LIVE

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

9 Adoption Loans and Grants You Should Know About

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on June 13, 2016

Affording adoption is challenging for some hopeful adoptive parents. At Lifetime, we understand how daunting the cost of adoption is. But, if they take advantage of adoption loans and grants available, average-income families can adopt a baby with an affordable adoption. Today, we share 9 adoption loans and adoption grants that you can take advantage of!  Read More

Topics: Adoption Grants, adoption loan, adoption loans

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

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!

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

Adoption Grants NOW Available!

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on September 10, 2010

Lifetime Adoption Center has grants available for families looking to adopt. Grant amounts vary from $1,000 to $6,000, depending on your preferences for adoption.

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Topics: Adoption Grants

How Adoption Fits In the Economic Crisis

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on June 23, 2009

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