Mandi & Jeremys Adoption Blog

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Adoption Tax Relief Guarantee Act of 2011

Posted by Mandi on December 20, 2011 at 7:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Adoption is way expensive, the average agency/attorney adoption in the us is $30,000 - $40,000

The adoption tax credit allows us to write off part of the adoption cost, helping us be able to afford adoption.  If it is not renewed, alot of families that are capable and can afford to take care of a child will not be able to adopt, because really who has $30 laying arround the house??  n...

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The Home Study Process Part 2 - Hidden Fees

Posted by Mandi on December 8, 2011 at 10:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Previously I spoke about what we were gonna have to go through for the Home study Process.
Well now we are 1/2 way in to it.  

I have to say no one tells you to budget for the extra Home Study Stuff.  Now what do i mean.  lets see.


SEPTIC:  If you d...

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Adoption Plan Changes

Posted by Mandi on December 7, 2011 at 9:35 PM Comments comments (0)

So we may have a adoption Plan change.  We did not officially sign with the TX agency yet.

I have been in touch wtih a FL Attorney.  She is the First adoption person Jeremy has actually liked.
after speeking with her again tonight. It seams we may be going with her.  And it is a plus that she is just a days drive from us instead of a Flight.  Once we Make it official we will tell you who it is. 

Yes we have had indecision, but we want to make sure we ...

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Hyphen-Americans and Culture diversity

Posted by Jeremy on December 3, 2011 at 10:30 PM Comments comments (0)

I have issues with all the focus during the adoption on "hyphenated" kids.  African-American.   Latino-American.   Asian-American.    Really?  I thought we where just looking at an American baby? How can we expect our child not to be racicst if we say THIS guy is an LA, and THAT guy is an AA. Why EMPHASIZE the culture your ancestors...

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We have chosen our Agency

Posted by Mandi on December 1, 2011 at 9:35 AM Comments comments (0)

A Coworker of mine use this agency a few years back.  I really like them, and like the idea of using some one that i know a good placement took place with.  Now it is time for the Paperwork.

"If you dont understand the following image, well ...
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