You Can Adopt Without Debt: Creative Ways to Cover the Cost of Adoption
by Julie Gumm
Many families want to adopt, but do not have the large amount of money it takes to complete a private domestic or international adoption. Some quickly give up the idea of adopting and are left feeling frustrated, overwhelmed, and discouraged. Those who choose to proceed often take out large loans or borrow from family and friends which adds to the financial pressure on the family. Author Julie Gumm shares proven strategies from her own experience as well as from others that include applying for grants, creative budgeting, and fundraising that prospective adoptive parents can use to prepare for and avoid those high costs associated with adoption.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Julie Gumm has a B.S. in journalism from John Brown University and has spent the last two decades working in communications in the corporate, non-profit, public and private university sectors. She has been married to her high school sweetheart for a quarter of a century with whom she is raising four amazing children – two “home grown” and two that were adopted from Ethiopia in 2008. Their teens, ages 15-18 keep them busy attending athletic games, marching band competitions and preparing to send the two oldest off to college in the fall.
You Can Adopt Without Debt