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Making Sense of Adoption
What you need to know
Becky & Kipp Fawcett, a New York couple, tried everything to become pregnant including five rounds of in-vitro fertilization treatments. Although Becky got pregnant three times, she ended up having a miscarriage during each pregnancy. “We needed a baby. And there was a baby at the end of the road to adoption,” she has said.
Like the Fawcetts, thousands of families across the U.S. decide to adopt each year. While a significant number of couples choosing to adopt are infertile, others are gay parents, single parents, and/or individuals who want to help a child from a disadvantaged background. The decision to adopt marks what is often an arduous process that can take up to four years and cost between $25,000 to $50,000 per child…