Friday, March 30, 2012

Can you sponsor a part of our adoption?

 Inevitably expenses are one of the issues that comes up in an international adoption.  For us, it is the most daunting part of the whole journey. We are not rich by any stretch of the imagination.  But we are blessed and have so much to offer our children and another sweet little one.  We have no problems caring for the 5 children we have here at home.  One of our children has HIV and she is receiving top notch medical care.  There is absolutely no concern about being able to care for V or her medical needs once she is home.

However, we do not have $25,000 at our disposal to go to her to bring her home. We do not have a relative as a possible back up.  We can not borrow against our home thanks to the housing crash.

So, though we have no doubt in our ability to care for 6 children, there is absolutely no plan B to pay for the adoption.  We have to fundraise the money to get to our girl. 

 Last adoption we did a post about sponsoring a part of our adoption. It breaks the expenses down and makes it seem much more manageable.  It also shows us what we have left to come up with.  I loved moving things to the "Things we have covered" column. Also, I know seeing big things like the Facilitation fee is daunting.  So some people sponsored part of an item.  For instance, one plane ticket, 1/4 of the facilitation fee, or 1/2 of first trip living expenses.  Again each dollar is greatly appreciated.  Thank you so much for your help.  Item by item we will get our daughter home.  Thank you so much for helping her get here.


Immigration Fee

progress thermometers

to track the success of your fundraising ideas


Final Trip Expenses-

Plane Tickets-$4000 (two adults both ways, one child ticket one way)


Placement Visit-$350

Readoption costs-$350

Hopeful expenses-

Eva Marina Plane Tickets (We don't want to leave her this soon)-- $2000


Before Travel Expenses-

Doctor visits-$300

Apostille- $200

Mailing documents-$300

Fingerprints and background check-$125.00

Homestudy update-$1400

First Trip Expenses ALL COVERED-

Facilitation Fee-$9000


Plane Tickets-$2600

Final Trip Expenses-

Medical-$110 from the Carmicheals.  Thank you!!!

 Visa-$230-Frm Maria E. Thank you!!

1/2 second trip apartment/food/transport-$1834


Immigration Fee-$720

Thank you guys so much for your support!!


  1. Scratch VISA fees for the 3rd travel expenses off your needs and put it on your covered ;)

  2. Maria!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!