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  1. There's no doubt that adoption is a wonderful opportunity for all involved, but there's also no denying that it can be an expensive prospect for adoptive parents. Even with a moderate amount of disposable income, the costs of an adoption can be difficult to get together. Below are some adoption fundraising ideas to help you finance building your family. 

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  2. Teddy Bear

    Children love stories of all kinds, but there's no denying the power of representation. Seeing children and families that echo their own is important, but can be difficult to come by in the sea of heteronormativity that is most bookstores and libraries. Below are six picture books featuring a diverse cast of LGBT families. 

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  3. Lifelong Adoptive Family

    There's a lot of conflicting information out there on gender identities -- as of right now, no one really knows what pushes people toward a particular gender, and what leads some people to be more gender nonconforming. There's a lot of conflicting science, and it's a subject that brings out a lot of loud opinions. So what does this mean for parents? 

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  4. Lifelong Adoptive Family

    LGBT adoption is becoming more and more common.  For LGBT couples who want to start a family, their decisions are either adoption or surrogacy.  Surrogacy can be much more expensive than the adoption process. The additional benefit for deciding on adoption is that a couple is granting a child a home with loving and fully equipped parents when a birthmother might have symbiotically already made the choice that parenting is not a responsibility that she can afford to make with her present life circumstances. As societal changes have been made to the idea of family, the statistics for LGBT parenting are increasing to exemplary numbers. For the purpose of advocacy and overall representation, this article intends to educate on some of the great progressions of LGBT parenting.

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  5. One of our beautiful, strong, and courageous birthmothers generously chose to share her adoption story with us. Read on for a unique and powerful view of an adoption from the perspective of the birthmother.

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