Adoption

Discussion in 'The Refreshment Lounge' started by Blake Bowden, Jan 17, 2010.

  1. Blake Bowden

    Blake Bowden Administrator Staff Member

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    Why is adoption SOOOOO expensive? The wife and I have discussed adopting a little girl for years, but the expenses can be prohibitive.
     
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2010
  2. drapetomaniac

    drapetomaniac Premium Member Premium Member

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    We have friends who have had their twin nieces almost since birth, and its still prohibitively expensive to make it formal.
     
  3. JTM

    JTM "Just in case" Premium Member

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    how much are we talkin about and what does it go to?
     
  4. Wingnut

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    check with Hope Cottage in Dallas...
     
  5. owls84

    owls84 Moderator Premium Member

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    I have two friends that can't have children and they quoted $40,000.00. That to me is stupid. They are saving for it. Its sad.
     
  6. RedTemplar

    RedTemplar Johnny Joe Combs Premium Member

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    This is a policy that is impractical, unethical,and immoral. I wish I could say that it is also illegal. How can we as Masons "cheerfully conform" to a law or a governmental sanction as this?
     
  7. Blake Bowden

    Blake Bowden Administrator Staff Member

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    Maybe the focus is on lining pockets, not what's best for the kids.
     
    Last edited: Jan 26, 2010
  8. Wingnut

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    dont forget there is also a cost to the agency to do investigations and in some cases house the child or pay for foster care until a family is found.
     
  9. drapetomaniac

    drapetomaniac Premium Member Premium Member

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    I think the cost is an ugly thing - but I have to admit, if all of those repeated investigations weren't done, the moment something bad happened there would be a firestorm. Chances are, they are in response to firestorms.

    I think this falls in the category of what the state/community should pay for.

    I'm not sure about the structure of Orphanages or if they even still exist, but if we pay for those, there's a cost analysis to be done on lowering the cost. Ignoring "business" I'd subsidize it anyway, because the child is a child and because they are a future adult, worker, contributor. Then again, I'm damn near a socialist.
     

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