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Financial Fridays: Adoption Costs

Here is the breakdown of fees involved for Children’s Home Society’s International Adoption programs: Russia  http://www.chsfs.org/sites/default/files/attachments/RussiaFeeExpenseSchedule.pdf China http://www.chsfs.org/sites/default/files/attachments/ChinaProgramFeeExpenseSchedule.pdf Korea http://www.chsfs.org/sites/default/files/attachments/KoreaFeeExpenseSchedule.pdf Columbia http://www.chsfs.org/sites/default/files/attachments/ColombiaFeeExpenseSchedule.pdf There has been a significant increase in fees in some countries and wait times are longer than when we adopted 9 years ago.  Neither of these benefit the waiting children and that frustrates me. -Cindy   Read More »

The Thursday Thinker: Adoption

If you are experiencing secondary infertility (you already have one or more children but are having difficulty having another) and you are considering adoption, do you worry about how an adopted brother or sister would affect your current child/ren?  What would be the benefits?  What would be the struggles? -Cindy Read More »

The Gift of Adoption

The Gift of Adoption

Here is an organization that provides financial support through grnats for parents considering adoption:

"Discover The Gift of Adoption Fund, a  national charitable organization that inspires adoption by providing grants to qualified parents – giving children who need families a permanent home and a  chance to thrive."

Read all about their organization here.

-Cindy

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The Truth about Trying Tuesday: Global Fertility Rates

This is a factbook about the potential fertility rates of different countries: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/rankorder/2127rank.html I look at this as an opportunity to evaluate which countries we should be trying to establish adoption programs in.  Of course the first initiative would be to help some of the poorest countries control population but until that occurs there seems to be many potential children ... Read More »

While you Wait Wednesday: Assignment 8

Each week you will have an assignment to help you get through the waiting time.  Doesn’t matter if you are in the 2 week wait to see if you’re pregnant, if you are waiting for your next round of IVF, waiting for a call from a birth mom or waiting to hear from your adoption counselor about when you can go ... Read More »

While you Wait Wednesdays: Assignment 7

Each week you will have an assignment to help you get through the waiting time.  Doesn’t matter if you are in the 2 week wait to see if you’re pregnant, if you are waiting for your next round of IVF, waiting for a call from a birth mom or waiting to hear from your adoption counselor about when you can go ... Read More »

The Truth about Trying Tuesday: Adoption Stats

Following are some statisics on adoption from the CDC: Adoption and nonbiological parenting Percent of females 18-44 years of age who had ever adopted a child, 2002: 1.1% (0.6 million) Percent of females 18-44 years of age who have ever taken steps to adopt a child, 2002: 3.4% (1.9 million) Source: Series 23, No. 25, Table 82   [PDF – 4.7 ... Read More »

While you Wait Wednesdays: Assignment 5

Each week you will have an assignment to help you get through the waiting time.  Doesn’t matter if you are in the 2 week wait to see if you’re pregnant, if you are waiting for your next round of IVF, waiting for a call from a birth mom or waiting to hear from your adoption counselor about when you can go ... Read More »

While you Wait Wednesday: Assignment 3

Each week you will have an assignment to help you get through the waiting time.  Doesn’t matter if you are in the 2 week wait to see if you’re pregnant, if you are waiting for your next round of IVF, waiting for a call from a birth mom or waiting to hear from your adoption counselor about when you can go ... Read More »

The Truth about Trying Tuesday: Adoption Stats

In the 2000 U.S. census the question was posed as to the total number of children of the household and then broken down into adopted, stepchildren and biological.  Here were the total numbers: Total Children of the Householder adopted   2,058,915    2.5% stepchildren     4,384,581     5.2% biological   77,270,611     92.3% This adoption figure includes relative adoption (i.e. grandma adopts her grandson) and non-relative (domestic ... Read More »