There are several ways to raise the money to cover at least some of the expenses of adoption. One option is for one (or both) parents to take a second job, with all of the salary from this job going directly into an account to pay for adoption expenses. Of course, this option is more practical in a household currently without children.
Many families have set up small businesses out of their homes to raise money for the adoption. One family set up a business selling teddy bears wearing “I Support Adoption” T-shirts and raised over $10,000. Another family created and sold a cookbook with all their favorite recipes.
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If you are active in a church or synagogue, they might want to help out financially by holding fund raisers such as bake sales, car washes, or even bowl-a-thons. Talk to your religious leader about your need and he or she may be able to encourage the youth group or other organizations to volunteer their help.
© Mary M. Strickert, 2004
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