How To Afford Your Adoption

Plan, Strategize, & Discover Smart Adoption Financing Options

How to afford your adoption

Adopting! The Podcast, Episode 5

How do families find the resources they need to build a family? Most people find it necessary to cobble together their funds through a variety of different methods. This episode covers some of the many different ways to fund your adoption, including: Savings, Gifts, Fundraising, Loans, and Grants.

Special guests in this episode include Becky Fawcett (Founder of Help Us Adopt) and Kelly Ellison (Founder of Your Adoption Finance Coach).

Finding the funds for your adoption is not easy. But this podcast will help by teaching adoptive parents to become responsible for their own adoption finances. Learn how to get your expenses in order before deciding on your adoption budget. Find out how all the available financial strategies can work together and which will work best for your family. Determine how much to save, how much you’ll need in loans, and discover other methods you may not have even considered. Learn to assess your current spending and see where you can possibly make cuts (for example, eating out and family vacations). Discover how to secure an adoption line of credit, fundraise smartly, and how to borrow from your 401k.

This podcast will teach you how to do everything possible, from a financial perspective, to make your adoption happen!

Show Notes

HelpUsAdopt is a financial grant program that helps couples/individuals (regardless of ethnicity, gender, marital status, religion, or sexual orientation) with the cost of their adoptions by awarding grants.

YourAdoptionFinanceCoach offers financial resources, coaching, and services to minimize adoptive parent stress.

What I Spent To Adopt My Child, NY Times, Feb 2020


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About this Podcast

Join adoption consultant and host Nicole Witt in this illuminating podcast for people who are considering adoption. Get invaluable suggestions and information from respected adoption professionals and guests. If you are getting serious about adopting, you won’t want to miss a single episode of Adopting! The Podcast.

Nicole Witt