5 Techniques for Better Money Conversations

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-z4x9t-a1803d Adopting and going through fertility is stressful enough and then we add the money equation to the mix. Studies show that the wounds from money-related arguments can feel more painful than other types of arguments. Join Family Money Coaching as we teach you the 5 Techniques for Better Money Conversations from the Love & … Continue reading 5 Techniques for Better Money Conversations

Borrowing from your 401(k) for adoption/fertility? Think about this First.

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-8jsca-a0e4f3 When you are told you are going to need $20,000 for fertility or adoption, the first response is, where are we going to get that money? For many, your 401(k) is your biggest asset. Before you raid your 401(k) to pay for adoption and/or fertility, listen to this podcast interview as Financial Coach, Laura … Continue reading Borrowing from your 401(k) for adoption/fertility? Think about this First.

Does Your Money Personality Say Yes to IVF?

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-jcedu-a06f5f Did you know that your Money Personality affects your decision about whether to do IVF, IUI, natural cycle IVF, or not to do fertility at all? Listen to the raw and real conversation about how a Saver and Spender made their decisions during the fertility process.

Understanding Financial Infidelity

Nothing says dream smasher like Financial Infidelity. You have a dream of adopting a baby or trying to conceive through fertility and you realize that you need a substantial amount of money. Then you discover that your spouse has racked up $15,000 on a credit card that you weren’t aware they had. It’s like the … Continue reading Understanding Financial Infidelity

7 Resources for Adopting Debt Free

I love hearing stories of people successfully raising money to adopt. I see the hard work they put into the process and it's the best feeling in the world to see their hard work payoff. That's how I felt listening to Melinda Simmons talk to me about their journey to raise $36,000 for their international … Continue reading 7 Resources for Adopting Debt Free

How A Concert with Johnny Swim Helped a Couple Adopt Debt Free

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-aeju2-9efeea Melinda Simmons talks about how they raised $36,000 towards the adoption of a little boy named Ezra that they are matched with from China. Listen to the unique ways they raised money including $15,000 from Chipstarter. If you think it's impossible to find the money for your adoption; think again. Melinda and her husband … Continue reading How A Concert with Johnny Swim Helped a Couple Adopt Debt Free

The Story Behind How Little Biscuit Adoption Fund Started

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-ejcmx-9d2a34 Zeke and Shanda Arter, owners of the Maple Street Biscuit Co. in Chattanooga, TN recognized the financial burden that couples have as they seek to adopt. Listen to today's episode where we discuss how Zeke got the idea to start the Little Biscuit Adoption Fund, how their employees donated the first money to the … Continue reading The Story Behind How Little Biscuit Adoption Fund Started

Should I Borrow From My 401(k) To Pay For Adoption/Fertility?

  “You’ll need $17,500 for the full IVF cycle.” I remember the doctor saying this as we sat in his office discussing our options. We struggled with male infertility, which according to our doctor wasn’t uncommon. 1 in 8 couples struggle with infertility and 50% of them are male infertility. I don’t know if that … Continue reading Should I Borrow From My 401(k) To Pay For Adoption/Fertility?

Every Journey Begins With Your Own

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-qz63y-9c7f4b I always dreamed of being a wife and a mother. When someone asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I answered, "A Mom". I got married at 34 and after an unsuccessful year, discovered that we had fertility issues. In this episode, I discuss my own journey towards adopting our … Continue reading Every Journey Begins With Your Own

Hope4One Ministries Lauren Haun and Their Give One Save One Adoption Campaign

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-deyix-9c7ebe Lauren Haun adopted 3 children from China. She helped start the Hope4One Ministry that assists Foster and Adoptive families through providing a clothes closet, support group, and an adoption fund. On this episode she talks about her adoption story, the challenges that they have faced, and what led her to Hope4One Ministries. Lauren shows … Continue reading Hope4One Ministries Lauren Haun and Their Give One Save One Adoption Campaign