Global Family

America World Adoption

Global Family is a podcast created to focus on two important topics: 1. ADOPTION: To help families who are considering adoption, in the process of adopting or those who have completed their adoption, and, 2. ORPHAN CARE:  To raise awareness of the needs of "the least of these" around the world who have no parents. For adoptive families, we will provide practical advice to help navigate the post-adoption journey from experts in the field of adoption support and counsel. For families considering adoption, you will hear from families who are in the process of adopting and those who have completed their adoptions. They will provide you tips, advice, and encouragement. For those who have a passion for orphan care, you will get firsthand testimonies from those who have provided a variety of orphan care to countries around the world. You will also have unique opportunities to join others in caring for orphans through on-the-ground projects. Each episode will be hosted by longtime adoption and orphan care advocate, Mike Stone, who has also been on staff at America World Adoption for over 16 years. He will be joined by America World staff, families, mission trip participants, and experts to assist you in successfully fulfilling your call to adoption and orphan care. read less
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#023 - "We Cannot Afford to Adopt!" | Natalie DePrat, ACCU
#023 - "We Cannot Afford to Adopt!" | Natalie DePrat, ACCU
"But we cannot afford to adopt! Why is adoption so expensive?"We completely understand. Many of the America World staff has adopted and experienced the real struggle with adoption expenses.There are valid reasons for the expenses in adoption. From airfare and passports, to home studies and immigration, adoption is costly.However, we are hearing more of our families are completing their adoption process with little out-of-pockets costs.  How?  More and more resources are out there for adoptive families.  America World's Financing Adoption page has just some of the resources that are helping families to find adoption grants and fundraising opportunities that work!We spoke with Natalie DePrat, from America's Christian Credit Union (ACCU), to learn how they are also helping America World families with expenses. ACCU is assisting families with ways to help reduce the costs of adoption and providing "bridge loans" to provide for the expenses when needed--knowing that the Federal Adoption Tax Credit, adoption grants, and fundraising will be available later to quickly pay down those loans.This podcast is a GREAT resource for all families called to adopt! Be sure to share with anyone you know who is considering adoption--especially those who believe that the cost of adoption is keeping them from moving forward.Visit America's Christian Credit Union website to learn more.  While you are there, be sure to apply for their Adoption Grant!Support the show (