Making the decision to adopt is often a one of the most joyous decisions you'll ever make, but with that decision comes the realization that the costs involved in completing an adoption can often be overwhelming. Adoption expenses vary depending on the type of adoption you've elected to pursue and funding options available to families hoping to adopt vary as well.
Some of the funding options available to hopeful adoptive parents include:
Home Equity Loan/Line If you're a homeowner and you've got equity in your home, you might consider investigating one of the many equity credit options available to you. Utilizing your homes equity to build your family is just one of the many ways you can realize your dream of adopting.
Credit Cards Using the credit you have available on your credit cards is just one of the ways you can fund your adoption. If you have a working relationship with your credit card company and you have a good payment history as well as a good credit history, you may consider contacting them about any additional options they may have available, such as lower interest rates. Unsecured Line of Credit There are a number of lenders who offer Unsecured Lines of Credit. This type of loan is generally based on your creditworthiness and requires exceptional credit in order to qualify.
Remember, it's important to use credit responsibly and never borrow more than you can afford to pay back. While there are Federal Tax Credits that help reduce the overall cost of adoption, there are a number of requirements you must meet in order to qualify. Before you rely on the tax credit to help repay your adoption expenses, make sure that you qualify for the credit before you start.