Adoptive mom Yvonne Lundine shares an inside look into her adoption journey on The Adoption and Fertility Finance Show today. Every adoptive family’s journey looks different, and it’s always cool to see how each family makes it work to achieve the forever family they’re looking for.
After talking about maybe adopting someday, Yvonne was presented with a chance to adopt a family member’s child. Because of the timeline, she and her husband needed to come up with the money quickly. Yvonne was able to take out a loan from her 401k to fund her adoption, a choice that comes with a lot of conditions. She talks about how she saved money on lawyers and adoption agencies, which are expenses you may not realize that you can shop around for.
Laura and Yvonne talk about the real parts of adoption; helping the adopted child build relationships with siblings who weren’t adopted out, dealing with interstate adoptions, and navigating the complexities of family relationships when adoption and money are mixed in. Yvonne’s story is honest about the twists and turns that adoption can take.
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This episode is sponsored by Adoption and Fertility Grant Success Course.
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