Thursday, April 11, 2013

Adoption costs-- A breakdown


I made a handy little chart to detail some of the costs and fees associated with adoption so you can see for yourself (and because I'm a nerd). This deals with our adoption from the Congo in particular. I realize that $32,000 sounds like a ton of money (and IT IS), but with baby steps, prayer, a great support system (our friends already donated $500!!), and a lot of faith that God, who provided you with the desire to give orphans a family and a home, will provide in the little things, like money. 


An another note: The home study portion of an adoption is another aspect that most future-parents are apprehensive about (we were!). In the next few days, I hope to share some of the questions we were required to answer throughout our home study to show you that it's not nearly as scary as you think.

On another other note: I'm reading Adopted for Life right now. If you are struggling with infertility, feelings of angst about adoption, or not understanding a friend or family member's decision to adopt, read it. If you are wondering why adoption is important, read it. If you want to understand the biblical aspect of adoption, read it.