International adoption is exciting, rewarding, and… inevitable expensive. It may cost less to buy a house than to provide one for a child from overseas. Thousands of families each year save every cent in hopes of raising enough to cover for adoption-related expenses. Sometimes, it is not enough.
We tried to collect at least basic information on various financing sources available to adoptive parents at different stages of adoption. Next, we added a simple way for families to post their family profiles – stories, journals, assistance pleas – with built-in online donation mechanism. Lastly, we built a unique Adoption Marketplace allowing parents to fundraise by selling adoption-related items via the web without expense or knowledge of e-commerce.
The next step in our project is to create an Adoption Grant Fund sponsored by corporations, philanthropical organizations and individuals. A portion of our adoption facilitation fees will also go towards this fund. These grants are being designed to help with initial adoption expenses and will be payable directly to licensed agencies or social workers performing homestudies.
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