Hands down…..this is it:
“If someone can’t afford to adopt how can they afford to have a child? And why would Helpusadopt.org give a grant to these people?”
I know on the surface this might seem like a logical question to ask…..
But if more people knew that an average adoption costs $30,000+ then this question would answer itself because……
Do you have $30,000 lying around “just in case” you chose to adopt a child?????
Think about it.
In order to have $30,000 in savings you most likely had to earn $50,000.
The median Household Income in our country is $54,000—that’s household not individual.
You do the math.
Who has this kind of “extra” money (if you will) lying around?????
You must also keep in mind that an adoption must be paid in full before any adoption professional will complete the work.
It’s hard to believe but it’s true.
No money….no child.
It’s that simple.
And what does that mean for the millions of children in our world who need homes?????
It’s a problem.
Furthermore, 80% of the people seeking adoption each year are INFERTILE, like yours truly, and many of them have pursued costly, non-insurance covered infertility treatments before they arrived at the conclusion that adoption was how they would build their family.
So the answer to this question is this: Many people (ok thousands of people) do not have the lump sum ($30,000+) that it takes to complete an adoption.
They earn enough money to live a good day-to-day life and have the resources and ability to provide a safe and loving home for a child—but they do not have an overflowing savings account—and quite frankly these days who does?
Should they really be penalized for this matter of fact reality?
We don’t think so.
So how does anyone truly know that a prospective adoptive family can provide a safe and loving home for a child?????
This is what a “Home Study” confirms. A “Home Study” is the process in which a state licensed social worker comes into the prospective adoptive parent(s) home and reviews all their finances, their health, clears them of any criminal records, runs their fingerprints through the FBI system, etc.
Once you come through in a positive light…. you receive an official and valid “Home Study”.
You cannot proceed with an adoption without one of these and you cannot apply for a grant from Helpusadopt.org without one either.
That my friends is the short answer to the question.
I for one am very thankful for my life and our ability to have been able to pursue our adoptions on our terms….
And it is Kipp’s and my humble pleasure to have created Helpusadopt.org so that we can, thanks to our hundreds of generous donors, help others do the same.
From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you.