adoptwithoutdebtI recently stumbled upon a blog or article or website that talked about various adoption stuff, but there was a link to a suggested book, Adopt Without Debt by Julie Gumm. This book is a collaborative effort from 30 adoptive families who shared their creative fundraising ideas.

After skimming the book, there appears to be some great ideas on how to set up a budget, the use of coupons for grocery shopping, and how to give yourself a cash allowance for spending on certain things. There is also a large chapter on creative fundraising ideas.

As I read through this book and implement some of the ideas, I will share them with you. Of course, I can’t do every single idea in the book so if you want to read about all the ideas, the link above will help you out with that. No kindle version though. 😦

With me having a new mortgage payment, putting more on my car to pay it off faster, acquiring into some possible part-time jobs to help supplement the adoption costs, and saving every penny I have, I would love to have the ability to adopt a child and not have to worry about a large debt when the adoption is all said and done.

If you decide to buy this book and try out some of the ideas, please share them with me. I would love to hear all about how it worked out or didn’t work out. All of it is good to hear and may help someone else modify the idea to work differently.

Visit my page on Ways to Help Me for some of the ideas I have started. There things from selling my things on Etsy (check out the 20% off coupon code right now!), buying coffee, or simply donating through PayPal or GoFundMe. I realize it’s near the holidays but a cash donation could be considered a holiday gift, or you might find something on Etsy for a friend or family member that would help with the adoption.

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2 thoughts on “Adopt Without Debt

  1. One thing I would recommend is to find out how the Adoption Tax Credit works and how it will affect you. (Hard to do right now, since there are changes almost every year.) While we went into debt to adopt, we will get right back out once we get our tax refund (we adopted in 2011…when the credit was still fully refundable). It’s all very confusing, so find a CPA who can explain it to you.

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