Adopting a child can mark the start or expansion of a family, and it comes as a blessing in new parents’ lives. Regardless of the method chosen to start a family, adding a child is a special and happy time. In 2007, the National Council for Adoption reported a total of 133,737 adoptions within the U.S. alone. While the process of adopting a child may be lengthy, laborious, and costly, the benefits of adoption are innumerable.
1. It helps to overcome the struggle of infertility
There are many reasons for wanting to adopt a child and infertility is among them. According to Resolve, The National Infertility Association, one in eight couples (or 12 percent of married women) have trouble getting pregnant or sustaining a pregnancy. The benefits of adopting a child also support parents looking to start a family but cannot on their own.
2. The birth mother has options
Although it is difficult for a mother to give her child a new life with another family, birth mothers choose adoption because it will benefit them and their child in the long run. Not only will adoption open up a new world for the child and herself, the birth mother will be able to accomplish things for herself, such as pursue an education or become financially stable. Also, according to American Adoptions, private domestic adoption is free to birth women, covering adoption specialist support, medical costs, and legal fees.
3. It creates opportunities for the child
Not only can adoption benefit the family-to-be and birth mother, it affects the child who gets a second chance. Through adoption, the child will step into a new household with new beginnings and opportunities to become successful in life.
4. Crowdfunding is available for financial assistance
While adoption is an extraordinary process, it can be expensive for a family trying to adopt. From medical expenses to legal fees, the bills can make the process difficult and even prohibitive. Fortunately for these families, there are free crowdfunding resources: YouCaring charges $0 in platform fees. By launching a fundraiser for your adoption, families leverage the power of crowdfunding with the help of family, friends, and strangers who help grow their family.
The benefits of adoption seem to touch many people – from the child to the birth mother and future family. While families may face financial hardships throughout the process, crowdfunding with YouCaring is a free option and brings together the love and support of a giving community. Let us help you grow your family by launching your YouCaring fundraiser today and utilizing our adoption fundraising ideas for a successful campaign.