Navigating the Financial Hurdles of Adoption

Today, there are more than 140 million children around the globe orphaned, abandoned or taken from their parents due to extreme abuse or neglect. For many of these children, adoption is the key to a life they otherwise may not have known.

In the U.S., families have shown tremendous support to the staggering need of parentless children. In fact, half of all adoptions worldwide take place in the United States. What’s more, an astounding 40 percent of Americans report they have considered adoption, however, the reality is only two percent begin the adoption process and less than one percent follow through.

For many prospective adoptive parents, it’s the cost of adoption that stands in the way. With an average cost of $25,000-$35,000, many intended parents are left feeling helpless and defeated.3
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