One of the reasons that homeland private adoptions can be just as expensive is the factor of "mother expenses", wherein the adoptive family pays bills, buys clothes, takes on medical expenses, etc...for the expectant mother. All of us have heard the horror stories of a birth mother taking the money and then keeping the baby, all of which she is legally entitled to do. This is another enormous advantage of international adoption. Those children up for adoption in other countries must legally be orphans. If you are approved as an adoptive parent, paired with a child and can afford the fees to complete the adoption, you will adopt the child. There is no uncertainty or anxiety about the birth mother changing her mind, or leaving you high and dry.
What’s more the agency and the orphanage want you to take this child. The children are often living in poverty, looking forward to a life in an orphanage, and the future may be very bleak. Every child adopted into the United States is a child who has been saved and is going to a better life. Once you have passed the screening process, and are decidedly a good potential parent, the agencies in place will work with you as hard as they can to get the child into a good home with loving parents. The combativeness and emotional complication of surrogate, or private adoptions is gone because the two sides are working towards a common goal.
To sweeten the deal, there is now a complicated, but useful tax incentive which could bring you as much as $10, 960 per child. The criteria and claim guidelines are more than a little complicated, so you may want to hire a lawyer or tax expert to help you through the minefield.
One of the most incredibly advantages of international adoption is how it will change your life, your family’s life, and the life of your adoptive child. The relationship with a single child from a country such as China or South Africa creates a relationship between your family and that country. You will become aware of the politics, heritage and philosophies of your new family members homeland. What’s more it allows you access into other areas of your community as well. If you adopt a child from Japan, for instance, you may find a community in your area of Japanese citizens and immigrants who can help you teach your child about their heritage, and in the meantime you find new friends and a complete support system you would not have had otherwise. There are many, many advantages for all considered when considering international adoption.