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Tuesday, January 16, 2007


1)Most if not all countries have a standard waiting list, so (unlike US adoptions) you're not competing against other parents (except to complete your paperwork quickly to get on the waiting list before them). As long as you meet the requirements, you're OK.

2)Yes, investigate a lot (there's probably a Yahoo group for every country), of the countries where adoption is legal, the aren't equal in terms of legality and ethics IMHO.

3)It's a tax credit, not a deduction, so it's $1 for $1 up to the amount of the credit (of course you have to have a way to get/borrow the money and then pay it back with the lack of taxes). There's also non-profit funded grants available. Also there are plenty of countries with fees well under $30,000 including traveling to the country.

4)Can't really help you there. We lived in East village 5 years ago which was tolerable (although we didn't have kids at the time), close to downtown and Bucktown, but considerably cheaper.

Thanks Brian for the information and clarifications.

Thanks for the help you have given me
And congratulations for the site

My pleasure.

Thanks for the information you give

On the demand side, there are just too many younger, wealthier, childless parents wanting to adopt.

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