Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Why donate to a family's adoption? As we were researching the idea of International adoption, we found that it would be a venture that not everybody could hope for because of the costs. But, every site I investigated about financing an adoption gave ideas about fundraising and writing grants and we came to find that this is how many working class families are making this happen. We definitely have the means and the desire to care for an orphan, but the money up front is overwhelming. A major portion of the costs (about 1/3) go to a required donation to the Country's Orphanage or to their child welfare system. In addition to that, there are medical fees, immigration and visa for the child and for his or her paperwork to be released and adopted. So, your donation will be giving a child a chance to be released from their orphanage and brought home to a loving family. It is a donation of humanitarian love and we will care for the child happily. (the remainder of the fees are about 1/3 to our home study, agency, and documents- and the final 1/3 for travel costs) We are doing everything we can to make this happen- working extra hours, paring back on extra spending, fundraising and grants. Like we said in the Blog description, we are also setting up a fund to help other orphans as God is calling us to step up and make a difference. If you have any questions, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org . Thank you so much for your generosity and care!