Video: How Expensive is it to Adopt?

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Denalee Chapman May 21, 2015

The question has been asked often of these adoptive parents: “How do you afford adoption?  Especially multiple adoptions?” This family has seven children, aged 6 to 21. How do they do it?

Costs of home studies, background checks, travel, application fees add up. When an adoption is in one’s heart, somehow things work out financially. Especially when one is not afraid to work.  Garage sales, employment, and then some surprises help out. Rebates, refunds, and grants have made a huge difference for this family in raising funds for adoption. Personal donations from friends and family also are much appreciated.

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Denalee Chapman

Denalee is an adoptive mother, a motivational speaker, a writer, and a lover of life. She and her husband have adventured through the hills and valleys of life to find that the highest highs and the lowest lows are equally fulfilling. Book Denalee to speak to your group, or find Denalee's writings, including her books on her website at

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