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Am looking for perspective on being a single female and adopting. Really wanted to adopt from China, but by the time I was ready to do the home study, China closed to singles.  

If anyone has anything to share or resources they would be willing to point to, I’d be most grateful.

Thanks,
Taichigal13



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      (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Apr 10, 2009
    • I am up for adoption.  Want to adopt a 48 years old China girl woman???

      BTW, welcome.



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      Taichigal13 wrote Apr 11, 2009
    • At least I wouldn’t have to put you through college....or would I???? : )



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      Heidi Saxton wrote Apr 11, 2009
    • Are you open to considering a slightly older child (4 or more)? As a single mother, adopting an infant presents a unique set of challenges, as presumably you will have to continue to work after the adoption.

      Foster-adoption offers many benefits not associated with international or even domestic adoption. With more than 130,000 children in the U.S. in need of permanent homes (most are 4-12 years of age), it would be a true act of generosity to open your heart and home to a child who might otherwise never have a family.

      Foster-adoption is nearly free (our agency reimbursed our homestudy expenses immediately, and the rest are tax-deductable). This as opposed to the tens of thousands of dollars you would pay for a domestic or international adoption of an infant. In addition, if you foster the child prior to adoption (which I highly recommend), you may be eligible for a wide variety of assistance:

      •  Free health care (medical, dental, optical, etc.) to age 18
      •  Monthly stipend (not enough to let you stay home, but enough to cover daycare costs)
      •  In Michigan, any child who has ever been in the foster system is eligible for two years of in-state college tuition

      For more information, please check out my website: [Link Removed] 

      Blessings,

      Heidi


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      Taichigal13 wrote Apr 12, 2009
    • Thanks for the info, unfortunately I have investigated the foster route in Georgia. I’ve been informed by an advocate that this won’t happen in Georgia, as Georgia is a “reunite at all costs state.”

      I am not seeking an older child. Being self-employed, I will make accomodations where necessary.



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      Heidi Saxton wrote Apr 12, 2009
    • Not sure who you talked to, but you might want to get a second opinion—from a different agency.

      Here are a number of links related to Georgia foster-adoption: [Link Removed] It looks like there may be leads to infants as well as older children.

      Good luck!


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