Lighthouse Thoughts

November 5, 2015

3 Reasons Not to Adopt

Over the course of many years, we have heard many reasons why families don’t pursue an adoption. Once you get past the fear factor, the three most common ones are I’m not rich, I’m not married, and I don’t own my own home.  
You don’t have to be rich to adopt, nor do you have to have copious amounts of money in savings. All that is required is that you meet poverty guidelines and you basically make more money than you spend, meaning that you have discretionary income that can be re-allocated towards the cost of living for a child. The average income of adoptive parents is $75,000-150,000. This is where planning and budgeting is key. At Beacon House we have an Adoption Finance Coach to assist families in working towards their financial goals.
Beacon House Adoption is a single friendly adoption agency. We match children with adoptive parents based on the wishes and desires of the birthparents. This includes both single women and married couples.  The main criteria for an adoptive family, is that they are able and willing to provide a loving, nurturing environment for a child.  
In order to adopt, you are not required to own your own home. You may reside in an apartment, condominium, or rental home.  Adoptive parents must be able to provide a stable, safe environment for their child and pass an Adoption Homestudy.  
At Beacon House our Adoption Educator and Information Specialist are available to answer any questions you might have regarding adoption requirements. 
We are here to help! Call 1-888-987-6300. 

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