Overcoming Financial Obstacles of an International Adoption

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-xyai7-ad6cb9 Listen to the podcast on link above. Join Laura Coleman at Family Money Coaching as she interviews Melody Johnson about how to prepare for an international adoption. Melody shares that adopting internationally is a huge financial, emotional, and time investment, but that it is worth it when you hold that child in your arms.… Read More

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

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 Coleman discusses what to consider such as opportunity costs, taxes, our different money pots, and future values. Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More