Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Outside the Box: Cutting Costs and Fundraising Towards Your International Adoption!

Do you think outside the box when it comes to funding your international adoption? Join us for today's Adoption Conversation led by author Julie Gumm of Adopt Without Debt via CHI-TV.

Cutting cable has been a great way to bring savings for families for decades, but with new technology available dropping your cable bill does not necessarily mean cutting programming or media.Watch this CHI-TV episode to learn more as Julie explains several techniques to bring programming to your tv with just a small upfront investment (and no or little ongoing monthly bills).

Adopting without Debt- Part 3 from Children's Hope International on Vimeo.

Also this week, Julie Gumm talks about her favorite fundraiser. While researching for her book Adopt Without Debt, Julie interviewed many families about how they raised funds. Not only does fundraising bring extra money when, say, your travel is suddenly sooner than you thought or if your fingerprints expire; fundraising also brings friends and family into the adoption process and includes them on this major life change, before your baby or child has even come into your family. The fundraiser mentioned in this CHI-TV brought together an entire work force and created bonds among friends with a great motive.

How have you thought outside the box in your adoption finances? How have you challenged your family and how has it been positive or even fun? Share with us! Comment here or join the conversation on Facebook.

Next time with Julie, return to learn about adoption grants, earning additional income and more. For Julie's full cost-savings arsenal, purchase her book via her website Adopt Without Debt. This series is a part of CHI-TV - video by Children’s Hope adoption experts and professional guests, answering questions important to you and your adoption.


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