There is an alarming number of orphans worldwide: 153 million who have lost one parent and 17.9 million who have lost both parents. Approximately 135,000 children are adopted in the U.S. every year, and it can be quite a lengthy and costly process for the adoptive parents. The YouCaring team has done an extensive amount of research into this topic, and we’ve compiled important facts and details about the real cost of adoption into this informative infographic. For those of you looking to adopt a child, this will help provide a better understanding of the adoption process, as well as insight into what to expect when it comes to the financial obligations.
It’s estimated to cost around $245,000 (not including college) to raise a child, and if you’re adopting, it can cost anywhere from $0 up to $50,000. Most people just don’t have this kind of cash laying around, so that’s where crowdfunding can step in to help alleviate the burden. Creating a free crowdfunding campaign is an excellent and simple way to raise donations towards your adoption expenses, and you’ll be able to easily spread word of your fundraiser by sharing online through your social networks. Kick off your campaign and start raising funds today.