Family Law Prof Blog

Editor: Margaret Ryznar
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Low-Interest Loans Proposed for Adoption Expenses

From The Blade 

When Angela Boblitt and her husband adopted a baby with Down syndrome six years ago, they found themselves $14,000 shy of the expected finances it would take to complete the process.

While Lucy is now in her “forever home” in the Boblitts’ Springfield, Ohio, household, Ms. Boblitt, executive director of the adoption agency Choosing Hope, said a proposed loan program would help future prospective adoptive parents deal with that sticker shock.

“Every day we receive emails from prospective adoptive parents inquiring on the adoption process,” she said. “Eight out of 10 times the question these hopeful adoptive parents lead with isn’t how to adopt or how the process works but rather how much it will cost.”

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