Unfortunately, the challenges with affording adoption are just as common. Both infertility treatments and adoption can cost tens of thousands of dollars and the high cost is a real barrier for many adopting parents.
What is unique about the article is the creative ways that families came up with to pay for their treatments. One family created a blog to share their struggle with infertility. They also asked for, and received, donations. Nearly $6,500 in donations! Another couple held a photo contest and charged entrants $10 each. A third family used Facebook and Twitter to invite their families and friends to a special wine-tasting fundraiser. Nearly 150 people paid $35 each to attend the event and in combination with a silent auction of items donated by friends, the couple raised more than $8,000.
If you want another idea, read about the family that held a successful garage sale.