Hi Ladies!! I hope everyone is doing well. I was at my in laws house yesterday and my cousin in law brought over her 8 week old baby. She just adopted him and he is perfect and adorable!! I thought she went through a domestic adoption until we started talking (they never came out and said they were trying to adopt until after they had a baby). She told me she looked into domestic adoption and it was out of her price range. She also looked into international adoption which was way out of her price range and you have to qualify for each country individually which I didn't know. She then told me she adopted her son...for 750$. Yes, not a typo, 750$! She actually adopted through DEFAX. She works for the police department and someone there told her that DEFAX has babies basically left at the hospital everyday by unfit parents. Many people are scared of adoptions through child services because courts seem to give a birthmother so many chances, but there are so many women out there that have multiple children in the system. Blake (new baby) has 8 brothers and sisters that have been in the system since birth. 5 already have had adoptions finalized and 3 more are up for their termination hearing tomorrow morning (including blake, YAY!). DEFAX explained to my cousin that with families like this (which are very common), the adoption is pretty much a sure thing. They waited all of 4 weeks after their home study for the call about a baby. I think adoption in any situation is amazing, but I do know it is a very expensive option. I just found it amazing that this option was available for so much less money. I thought I would share, b/c I always assumed adoption would be out of our reach if it ever comes to that. It's wonderful to know that there is a more economically friendly option out there.
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