In You Can Adopt Without Debt, Julie Gumm provides important facts, encouragement, and tips that help readers avoid the huge cost that can come with adoption, including specific fundraising examples from 30 families. You'll also find information on the many types of adoption and what to expect from the process whether you are adopting domestically or internationally. Many other details about how to select an agency or attorney and what is included once you decide to adopt are included as well. eBook Version.
Many families want to adopt, but do not have the large amount of money it takes to complete a private domestic or international adoption. Some quickly give up the idea of adopting and are left feeling frustrated, overwhelmed, and discouraged. Those who choose to proceed often take out large loans or borrow from family and friends which adds to the financial pressure on the family. Author Julie Gumm shares proven strategies from her own experience as well as from others that include applying for grants, creative budgeting, and fundraising that prospective adoptive parents can use to prepare for and avoid those high costs associated with adoption.
Julie Gumm has a B.S. in journalism from John Brown University. She has been married to her high school sweetheart for 19 years. They have four childrentwo biological children, ages 13 and 10, and two siblings, ages 13 and 12, adopted from Ethiopia in 2008.