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Adoption shouldn't be easy. There are a lot of people looking to adopt for less than valid reasons. It's important that the process is thorough and educational for potential adoptive parents. Especially when adopting outside of your race. The money goes to the agencies that care for and counsel birth moms on their options and provide them with care after the baby is born. None of that is free. The adoption agencies can't work for free either. Our experience with 3 domestic adoptions was fair and thorough.
I would like to point out, as far as costs go, adopting through foster care is free. Sadly the most inexpensive adoptions are for children with disabilities and african american infants. It was a third of the cost for our family to adopt and african american infant. We have an african american son and wanted him to have a sibling of his race so this worked out for us, but it makes me sick just the same.
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