adoption

Humble Honesty

In the past 24 hours we have gotten a lot of questions about the costs of adoption.  If you don’t care to know then just move on from this post.  We try our best to be open and honest about what the fees are, what is being provided for, etc. The numbers are daunting.  The amounts seem unfathomable and undoable.  BUT GOD.  He is bigger than our fear of coming up short.  We have seen His faithfulness over and over again in this process and we are believing it even more now than ever.

Below is a breakdown of the case we have asked this morning for people to be praying for.  It is reality. There are twins being born in less than a month that we would love to be able to say yes too, but we have to be financially ready and able to prove those funds.  Look at these funds and pray.  Pray for us as well as we ask for God’s will. Pray about whether you have something to give, tax deductible.  Share.  Share. And then share some more.  Do you own a business?  Do you know someone who does?  Speak, ask on our behalf.  All contributions are tax deductible and help us take that step closer to being able to say yes by 4pm today! Please pray!

Here is the breakdown for just this case:

Attorney’s fees.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $25,000.00

4.712% General Excise Tax. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,178.00

Attorney’s costs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $500.00

Adoption Service Provider’s fee.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $6,500.00

Airfare for Natural Mother. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,200.00

Natural Mother’s rent. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,000.00

Natural Mother’s food.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,000.00

Natural Mother’s living expense reimbursement.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $13,000.00

Natural Mother’s attorney’s fees.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,000.00

Miscellaneous medical/non-medical Expenses.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,500.00

Total estimated expenses. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $57,878.00

If you feel lead to help by donating and aiding us in being able to say yes, to continue to move forward on a situation God has burdened our hearts for, you can go to our PURECHARITY and donate ANY amount, and again this will be tax deductible.

As always we are thankful beyond words for your love and prayers!!

5 thoughts on “Humble Honesty”

  1. Wondering what adoption agency you’re going that would charge you almost $60,000 for a domestic adoption. I would definitely shop around before you do that as the average cost of domestic adoption is closer to half that number.

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    1. Well this was for a particular case that had no agency tied to it. This was a case with attorney fees and such as broken down. The average though we are seeing sits around $43000. We are using Faithful Adoption Consultants so are being presented situations from different agencies from all over the States and it is rare to see a case under 40,000z

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      1. Boys and Girls Aid is $33K as is Open Adoption & Family Services and International Family Services (the latter who we’re going to). I’d bypass using a consultant – we have only seen one agency as expensive as you quoted… Sadly, many charge wayyyy more than they should. 😦

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      2. FAC has been a Godsend to us and we would recommend them to anyone. We don’t pay any more because of them and they work with lots of agencies to give us options for situations. And sadly yes a lot of agency fees are high. The nearly 60,000 is a rare case but being in the 40s is common all over the US unfortunately.

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  2. If this case you are working on does not work out, please contact us. Our highest match is $39,523. Those fees are insane. We handle everything start to finish and that includes birth mother expenses.

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