Monday, September 28, 2015

Financial Part of this process

Financial Part of this process


 We’ve promised a post that focused on the financial aspects of our adoption! I hope this post will help answer some questions you might have about the financial part of adoption-how much our adoption will cost, what the cost will cover, and why we are fundraising. We want to be upfront about this fundraising process for a couple of reasons. One is because we get asked these questions! Also, our hope is to educate people about the adoption process and that includes the financial part of it! Another reason is because we want the people involved in our fundraising to know the details about what their giving is going towards!


How much will the adoption cost?

First let’s start with how much we are anticipating spending on our adoption. We shared in a previous post that the average adoption is typically somewhere between $20,000 and $45,000. Our adoption range will be around $23,000 to $31,000. We aren’t sure what the final expense will be yet, but as of now, we are expecting for it to be this amount.


What does that cost cover?


Pre-Adoption Services:

Completed home study

 Annual home study updates, assigned social working who provides support throughout the process

Adoptive Parent Profile listing online

support groups

Matching and Placement Services:

Pre-natal care for the birthmother (everything from housing, utilities, maternity clothes, toiletries, etc.)

Legal Fees

Social Services (transportation to and from doctor’s appointments, counseling, phone time, etc)

Baby’s Medical Expense

Birth Mother’s medical (if not covered by Medicaid)

Travel fees

Cost of our Dear Birthmother letters & printing

Lifetime support for birthparents and counseling sessions for adoptive parents


Why fundraise?

When we started our adoption journey, we were very intimidated by how much we were going to spend. We talked about the cost, thought about it and prayed about it, set a budget and felt at peace about moving forward with our adoption regardless of the high expense. We knew from the beginning that God was calling us to adoption and that he was going to provide the money for us to bring our sweet little baby home!



Our goal is to be creative with our fundraisers. We want to bring in funds in a way that blesses everyone involved in the process. We have SO many ideas & plans for fundraising & hope that we can provide ways for as many people to be involved as possible!


I hope this post has given you a little more insight into our adoption fundraising process! Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have!


Saturday, September 12, 2015

1st Fundraiser COMPLETED!

1st Fundraiser COMPLETED!



Our Bonfire T-shirt campaign has officially come to an end!!! This fundraiser was a HUGE success! We are so thankful for all who took part in buying a shirt. Hope you will think of us and Baby Morris each time you wear your shirt!

We are thrilled to say that we sold 114 shirts!! We set our goal of 100 so we are so excited to have went above and beyond our goal! You all are the best and we can’t thank you enough!

As always, thanks for your love, support, and prayers! Stay tuned for our next fundraiser, which will be launched in November! We are hoping it will allow many more of you to be involved in our fundraising and adoption adventure!