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Old 09-28-2012, 10:42 AM
 
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To those who posted about Greedy Birth Mothers:

I find it strange that PAPs will bemoan both greedy birth mothers and the ideals of pro-adoptees. Whenever there is an incessant demand for something in limited supply, opportunists will abound. Opportunists come in many forms including adoption facilitators, agencies, kidnappers and yes, sometimes birth mothers. Don't you see why pro-adoptees speak out against the demand, the opportunists and the PAPs that make it all possible? What's not to get?
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Old 09-28-2012, 10:46 AM
 
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To those who posted about Greedy Birth Mothers:

I find it strange that PAPs will bemoan both greedy birth mothers and the ideals of pro-adoptees. Whenever there is an incessant demand for something in limited supply, opportunists will abound. Opportunists come in many forms including adoption facilitators, agencies, kidnappers and yes, sometimes birth mothers. Don't you see why pro-adoptees speak out against the demand, the opportunists and the PAPs that make it all possible? What's not to get?
Seriously. It's the adoption industry itself that has created an environment in which a wide variety of people can take advantage.

And who's money is making it all happen?
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Old 09-28-2012, 12:14 PM
 
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Quoting the topic again to get back on track.

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Does anyone have a list of resources to help fund international adoption?
Thanks!
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Old 10-03-2012, 03:19 PM
 
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One declares the "extra income" as one would declare any other income, MayTreeArk. There is presently a large IRS tax deduction available for adoption expenses, but this may not be around forever.

Of course it is legal in this country to raise funds for adoption expenses, or for anything else you may wish - you can host a yardsale or sell lemonade to make money to pay for your vacation, to buy a diamond ring, for a car, for a big-screen TV, for money to bury in the backyard - it's all legal.

It's called free enterprise.

If you are talking about starting a business whose proceeds will go towards a specific purpose, then of course you would need to obtain whatever local and state licenses and permits are required, and pay taxes accordingly.

But that hardly applies to yard sales, car washes, spaghetti dinners, benefit concerts, etc.

Last edited by CraigCreek; 10-03-2012 at 03:29 PM.. Reason: correction: to respond to the correct poster
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Old 10-03-2012, 03:24 PM
 
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One declares the "extra income" as one would declare any other income, marymarym. There is presently a large IRS tax deduction available for adoption expenses, but this may not be around forever.

Of course it is legal in this country to raise funds for adoption expenses, or for anything else you may wish - you can host a yardsale or sell lemonade to make money to pay for your vacation, to buy a diamond ring, for a car, for a big-screen TV, for money to bury in the backyard - it's all legal.

It's called free enterprise.

If you are talking about starting a business whose proceeds will go towards a specific purpose, then of course you would need to obtain whatever local and state licenses and permits are required, and pay taxes accordingly.

But that hardly applies to yard sales, car washes, spaghetti dinners, benefit concerts, etc.
Not sure why you are addressing this to me. I didn't ask the question.
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Old 10-03-2012, 03:28 PM
 
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My apologies, marymarym - I will correct my post so that it is directed to MayTreeArk.
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Old 10-07-2012, 06:11 PM
 
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Thank you very much for your reply.
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Old 10-14-2012, 07:38 AM
 
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One declares the "extra income" as one would declare any other income, MayTreeArk. There is presently a large IRS tax deduction available for adoption expenses, but this may not be around forever.

Of course it is legal in this country to raise funds for adoption expenses, or for anything else you may wish - you can host a yardsale or sell lemonade to make money to pay for your vacation, to buy a diamond ring, for a car, for a big-screen TV, for money to bury in the backyard - it's all legal.

It's called free enterprise.

If you are talking about starting a business whose proceeds will go towards a specific purpose, then of course you would need to obtain whatever local and state licenses and permits are required, and pay taxes accordingly.

But that hardly applies to yard sales, car washes, spaghetti dinners, benefit concerts, etc.
True. And the tax rebate comes after the fact, so while helpful, the high cost of particularly international adoption makes fund raising a creative necessity for many PAPs with out unlimited resources.
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Old 10-14-2012, 08:45 AM
 
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If the child or children you plan to adopt have special needs, there may be grants available to help offset adoption related costs. There are a number of NGOs which assist families who are adopting kids with special needs.

BTW, Ukraine has a very specific list of what are considered "special needs" - it's good as far as it goes, but there are some obvious omissions, while other things listed can be quite minimal. I know of a cute, bright, capable ten year old boy who is listed as having special needs, but whose only "need" is lacking three toes on one foot! Yet he has lived in an orphanage all his life, and has been overlooked because of this very minor physical difference...
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Old 11-05-2012, 10:26 AM
 
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For those wishing to assist families internationally adopting children with special needs, Reece's Rainbow's annual online Angel Tree is now underway, and will continue through the end of the year. Donations go to the accounts of the children and remain in the child's account until adoptive parents are ready to travel. These donations help offset adoption expenses,and if a committed family is unable to complete the adoption, the funds remain with the child's account. Angel Tree donors of $35 or more receive a Christmas ornament with the child's picture - great Christmas presents for those who have everything! All donations to this non-profit adoption ministry are tax deductable. See Reece's Rainbow Adoption Ministry|Down Syndrome Adoption Ministry|Reece's Rainbow Adoption Ministry for more information.

Operation Christmas Child (the shoebox project, sponsored by non-profit Samaritan's Purse) is also underway at present. Boxes containing toys, small clothing, toiletries and other items are delivered to thousands of needy children, many in orphanages, around the world. See Samaritan's Purse for additional information and drop-off locations near you. The elder of my two young cousins who joined our family via adoption from eastern Europe received an Operation Christmas Child box, and showed some of the contents to their parents when they first met, seven years ago this Christmas.

Now my young cousins pack and send boxes to other children each year.
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