Would love to hear your adoption experiences!

posted 3 years ago in Family
Post # 3
2305 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

My husband and I have not adopted ourselves, but my husband is adopted- it’s such a beautiful, wonderful thing.

My in-laws got my husband through a closed adoption from an agency, and he was adopted before he was even born. They never met his mother- the agency handled all the screening. They said going through an agency was a bit more expensive and time-intensive than when they had adopted his older sister. (Think several thousand dollars and lots of time spent in the screening process writing papers and doing interviews.) They’ll tell you every day it was worth it all.

My husband does not know who his biological parents are, though he is free to request information about them at any time. He hardly ever even thinks about the fact that he’s adopted right now, but I have a feeling that when we have kids of our own, he may want to meet his own biological parents.

Whatever path you choose, I think you’ll find it incredibly rewarding. <3

Post # 5
679 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

Hubs and I are in the process of adoption right now. We are using a reputable agency that helps the birth mothers in the process so it’s really great. Our home study will begin soon. I used to think we wouldn’t be able to afford it but honestly we make very basic incomes but have just chosen to be really careful with our $ and prioritize.


Our agency is neat because you pay as you go through each of the adoption steps. When all is said and done it will cost us $16,000 plus some fees here and there. We are doing a domestic infant adoption btw. It sounds like a lot of money (and it is) but it’s not as bad when you break it up.  After the homestudy we will be able to apply for grants. There is also a tax credit you can use.


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