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Adoption Tax Return

Posted by Mandi on October 17, 2011 at 10:25 AM Comments comments (0)

So we keep reading and seeing all this info on a 2011 Tax return of 13K, and this return ends this year.  Next year it turns in to a Tax Credit.  So if any one knows the answer to this please let us know.  If we start the adoption this year, and spend 13K this year on getting it started will we Qualify for t...

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Long Day

Posted by Jeremy on October 15, 2011 at 8:55 PM Comments comments (1)

So we're trying to clean up to make the house "presenable"  - bleh. Worked on the garage today - i wonder if i am going to be able to walk tomorrow. My back is spasiming. 

The requirements for home study - might be good, but they are a PITA, and too indepth about our personal finances and lives. 

every "soon too be" parent should have to go through it if i do...


Posted by Jeremy on October 13, 2011 at 8:40 PM Comments comments (0)

People ask why no surrogate - I follow up with "are you volunteering?" . The cost for a surrogate via an agency? 78-100k. yes. as much as a house. One option is that in india surrogate moms are about 30k. If we had a healthy mom willing to be a surrogate - then yea, we'd take that option.


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A Home Study in OCTOBER!!!!! No Way

Posted by Mandi on October 13, 2011 at 8:00 PM Comments comments (0)

So if you know us, you know that October is the most exciting time of the year. 

If you don't know us, well we do Halloween.  2 of the past 4 Halloweens we have done trails in our yard at no charge for the Kiddies.  We are now knows as the Halloween house.  It was actually cute, last weekend Neighborhood kids were showing up to help Jeremy set up decorations.


Any ways with that, I will say it is scary to think a Home visit will happen now.  L...

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Do i get a Warranty for the Price???

Posted by Mandi on October 13, 2011 at 3:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Still trying to decide on the Agency, And yes i think we have Narrowed it down to we are using a Agency. Not a Attorney. 

Some of these Prices i am reading and seeing are way out there.  for $40,000 i better get a money back Warranty good for up to 5 years.  

I am ok with the 18-25K Range.  Yes i know that is the price of a new car.  and wow, now i am comparing a baby, My soon to be baby to a new car.


So lets compar...

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