We are beyond excited and are doing everything we can to be prepared to welcome a beautiful new life into our home. As part of our adoption process, we have started a crowdfunding campaign. It may surprise you to hear that adoption related costs can easily total up to $35,000 or more. We have paid around $18,858 so far in fees. This is why we have set a goal of $10,000 to help ease the financial burden that often overwhelms adoptive parents.