Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Why the Difference in the Costs?

I want to take a second to address a few questions I've gotten lately :) Let me start by saying that the situations I post here are from various agencies, which is one reason the fees are different. There is no set fee across the board for agencies to follow, though most fall within a general range throughout the country. Also, Christian Adoption Consultants isn't an agency - we help our clients through the process from start to finish. We help families find home study agencies, we help them through the home study process, we create family profiles, we help our clients find and apply for adoption grants and find creative ways to finance their adoption, we help guide them through the entire process from start to finish. We don't set agency fees and we have nothing to do with the fees for the situations we post.

As far as different fees for different ethnicities is concerned, we firmly believe every child is a precious gift from God. Agencies have to lower their fees on certain situations that are harder to place - sometimes due to ethnic background. Typically, couples who adopt in the US are Caucasian and they request Caucasian babies. There are twice as many Caucasian families trying to adopt than any other ethnicity. There is a tremendous need for families open to children of other ethnicities and we do all we can as far as lowering our fees, having discounts, etc. to help people who want to adopt and are open to ALL babies regardless of their situation be able to afford it.

I hope that helps at least a little. And as always, feel free to email me anytime for more discussion or info on this or anything else adoption-related. :)

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