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Sharing Your Adoption News with Family and Friends

How and When to Share Your Adoption News

How and When to Share Your Adoption News

Our adoptive families recommend that you share your plans in stages. While adoptions take, on average, one year from the date your home study is accepted, you won’t be in control of the timing. And if yours drags on, the last thing you want is daily phone calls asking, “So … any news?”

A family creating an adoption budget on their computer

Your Adoption Budget Checklists

All adoptions, wherever from and via whatever method, include a home study, the process where a social worker checks that you are eligible to adopt. After that, budget items vary.

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Getting Help to Finance Adoption

There are enough sources of financial support for adoption so that you can, in all likelihood, get your costs down to a manageable figure.

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How Much Does Adoption Cost?

Well, it varies! As a general rule, foster-care adoptions cost less than private or international adoptions. Learn the hidden costs and types of payments that are illegal.

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Who Can Help Gay Families Adopt?

LGBT prospective parents may face extra hurdles because of a state’s adoption law, an agency’s philosophy, or the attitude of an individual social worker.

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