If you have ever looked into adoption,
whether domestic or international,
you will realize it’s more than just a kid needing a home.
It’s a business.
And with this business
sometimes, lots of them!
It’s dreadful to try to reduce adoption to a business
but instead of the church and the unpaid compassionate
striving to find a home for any kid that needs it,
there are professions whose sole job is to facilitate adoptions.
So here are 5 ways you can save for adoption!
1. Utilize free tools to save extra money
Ebates is available on your computer but also has an app as well as Retail Me Not.
Checkout 51 and Ibotta work with your smart phone and have an app to be downloaded for free.
Also if you shop at Target and have a smart phone, check out Target’s regular app and look at the coupon section.
Also download the Target cartwheel app which has additional coupons or discounts.
They are all user friendly and as long as you stick with what you intended to buy, it’ll save you money!
2. Throw a party where you get to use the proceeds for your adoption
One of the main adoption supporters in America that I know of is Noonday Collections
If you have a favorite Etsy shop or a local business, ask them if they would sponsor a sale for your adoption.
And then share the good news with your friends and advertise via Instagram and all other media sources.
3. Clean out your house and throw a yard sale.
See if others want to clean out their house.
Offer to pick up their unneeded treasures
and use it in your sale.
4. Check out your budget and
look for areas to tighten your belt.
We opted to share a car for the first 4 years of our marriage
which saved us car insurance, upkeep and
allowed us to spend more time together…
even if it wasn’t always convenient!
5. Sell dinners.
You read that right!
Send out order forms within your church, school or community
and sell a home-cooked meal.
Choose a theme (Mexican, Italian, Vegetarian, etc)
and let everyone know that it’s a fundraiser for your upcoming adoption.
These are just 5 specific ways you can start saving,
please share other ways below in the comments!
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