The Reality of Parenting

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  • The Reality of

    Parenting

    Are you facing an unplanned pregnancy?

    YOU ARE NOT ALONE. Each year, millions of women are faced with an unplanned pregnancy.In fact, 51% of pregnancies in the United States are unplanned.

    During the first year, the average baby goes through 2,500 diapers.

    $600 TO $1000 ON DIAPERS

    UP TO $12,000 ON CENTER-BASED DAYCARE

    BETWEEN $5,000 - $16,000 ON FULL-TIME INFANT CARE

    Approx. one-third of women with an unplanned pregnancy

    consider adoption.

    "In today's economy, it's important to be prepared with as much information as possible when planning for the future."

    - USDA Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services.

    If you are thinking about parenting,consider your relationships.

    There are about 14,000 domestic adoption

    placements per year.

    Will the father of your baby be involved? Will your family be affected?

    Consider your future.

    Will you be able to finish your education with a child?

    Will you be able to balance a baby and a career?

    1 in 4 children under the age of 18 are being raised without a father.

    64% of single mothers had to move in with relatives or with friends during the early years of their childs life.

    44% of single mothers raise two or more children.

    More than 80% of the 12 million single-parent families in the United States are headed by women alone.

    Consider the reality of your financial situation. Do you know how much it costs to raise a child for 18 years?

    Are you considering adoption for your baby? Adoptive parents have been dreaming and preparing to raise a child for years.

    At this time, they are fully able to provide for a child.

    A familytoday can expectto spend nearly

    $250,000per child.

    Housing 30% - 33%

    Childcare/Education18% - 23%Food 16% - 18%

    Transportation12% - 14%

    Medical /Healthcare 8%

    Miscellaneous 8%

    Clothing 6%

    Only one-third of single mothers received child support in 2013.

    On average, single mothers received only $430 a month.

    Most single parent children require childcare, as about two-thirds of single mothers work outside the home.

    Many of these jobs are minimum wage, which averages $7.25 per hour.

    23.2% of single mothers are unemployed.

    4.8 million college students are also parents.

    Only 35,000 were eligible for financial aid from the government in 2014.

    54.4% delayed their enrollment into college following the birth of their baby, some indefinitely.

    The average female student with a dependent child can expect $30,000 in debt after college (Thats approximately $4,000 more than females without a child).

    Passed a federal and state background check

    Completed a financial review of tax return forms to ensure stability for the next 18 years

    Provided a detailed medical history and current medical reports

    Submitted personal letters of reference

    Cleared a 3 month long home study, which included a home visit and will include 6 months of visits after the baby arrives to the family.

    100% of waiting adoptive families at Adoptions With Love have:

    And are 100% prepared to be parents!

    Our Promise to YouWe understand that everyone has unique challenges when facing an unplanned

    pregnancy. At Adoptions With Love, you will never be alone. Do not hesitate to call us at any stage of your pregnancy. We have the resources, experts, and love necessary

    to help you navigate through this journey now and in the future.

    For more information about Adoptions With Love, please call us toll-free, 24/7 at 1-8OO-722-7731. You can also confidentially text us at 1-617-777-OO72.

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