Five Reasons NOT to Adopt (and Why You Should Ignore Them)

Published July 3, 2017 by Nan Mykel

Sometimes we need to be reminded of what we can contribute to human happiness.

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Thirty years ago, families with biological children were unlikely to adopt. In our present culture, considering adoption has become almost trendy, thanks to celebrity endorsement, movies like Annie and educational campaigns like National Adoption Month. Individuals, couples and families with children (both young and grown) are adopting.

In spite of the increase in attention, 102,000 children in the foster care system alone wait for an adoptive family (adoptuskids.org). This number doesn’t account for children awaiting agency placement. So, should you consider adoption? Here’s why you shouldn’t (should).

1. “Adoption is too expensive.”

Cost is a valid concern. Our friends adopted from China; the total was well over $30,000. Agency adoptions in the US can be just as expensive. Shelling out that kind of cash is not an option for most people.

Here’s the good news: simply search “Financial help for Adoption” to find hundreds of available resources online. Private funds, special interest…

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