If you’re considering adoption, you have probably heard that the process can be expensive. In addition to applying for adoption loans and tax credits, many adoptive parents turn to adoption fundraising as a way to help offset the costs of their adoption.
With a little creativity, there are countless ways to raise funds for your adoption. Here are a few ideas to get you started:
1. Crowdfund your adoption.
Today, more and more families are turning to online fundraising to help raise money for their adoption costs. Popular crowdfunding sites like GoFundMe allow waiting families to invite friends, family members and kind strangers around the world to help them reach their adoption goals. Another crowdfunding site, YouCaring, allows families to coordinate free, adoption-specific fundraisers.
2. Sell a product.
Crafty adoptive parents often sell their crafts or hobbies to support their adoption fund using online marketplaces like Etsy. Another idea is designing and selling custom t-shirts, tote bags or other products that celebrate adoption. Local printing shops and companies like TFund can be used to create t-shirts that not only help you raise funds, but also help raise awareness of adoption.
3. Coordinate a traditional fundraiser.
Classic fundraising events like car washes, bake sales and even garage sales can still be highly effective ways to raise money for adoption.
4. Host an event.
While larger fundraising events often take more planning and preparation, they can also pay off for hopeful adoptive parents. Consider hosting a silent auction, a 5k run or walk, a golf tournament or benefit dinner with proceeds supporting your adoption fund.
5. Give back.
Organizations like Both Hands Project allow you to fundraise for your adoption while coordinating a service project that gives back to a widow in your community. With Both Hands Project, you can gather a team of volunteers and send letters asking for sponsorship for your day of service.
Budgeting and fundraising are important parts of any adoption journey. To learn more about adoption costs in Texas, contact Brown Pruitt today for a free consultation.