If you have ever been involved in any part of the adoption process, I don’t need to tell you that adoption is expensive. Sometimes very, very expensive. Starting with that initial consultation with an attorney or agency, then their fees for their services, and then birth mom expenses and medical bills, and then court costs and filing fees; and lord help us all if you have a birth father that decides to contest the adoption. It’s enough to make your head spin and your wallet weep. And on top of all of that, you have another tiny human to feed, clothe, and let’s be honest, spoil rotten. It’s a lot of money invested in the process from that first meeting to the last hearing when the Judge hits his gavel and orders that tiny human is finally, legally yours. And it is worth every single penny.
Even though adoption is undoubtedly worth the financial commitment, the funds might not come easy or be readily available. And for those of you who aren’t quite comfortable using a GoFundMe page to ask friends, family and the word wide web to contribute to your adoption adventure, have no fear, Jess is here!
I have scoured the ends of the earth (at least the beginning to the end of every Pinterest page and Instagram post I could find) to compile a list of my favorite fundraisers people have done to help them fund their adoption journey. I now present to you My Ten Most Fun Fundraising Ideas to help you fundraise for your adoption. Some of these ideas will make you more money that others, some are more creative than others and some take more time than others. But at the end of the day, these are all just fun and creative ideas to ask your friends, family and community to help you make your family complete.