Fundraising is becoming an increasingly common way to finance an adoption. With the cost of a typical private or international adoption ranging from $30,000-$40,000, many families simply cannot shoulder the financial burden alone.
When adoptive mom Jennifer Jones began the process of raising money to adopt her son from China, she quickly learned that doing so would open her up to a wide variety of questions. She recalls, “Some questions were deeply personal. Some were genuinely interested. And still some were borderline offensive. But with each inquiry I tried to raise awareness.”
In this article, Jones reviews the top five questions parents can expect to encounter while raising funds for an adoption.