I can remember placing all my focus on ways to come up with the money when we started this ride. But honestly, getting donations and applying for grants was the easiest and most joy-filled part of the journey for us. The process of hearing people's hearts and stories and watching them be obedient to the call to give towards our family was humbling and amazing! It wasn't just a few checks from a few rich people that helped us reach the financial end. It was the many drops in the bucket from a faithful group of people all over the world that are passionate about Gods love for orphans, some of which we have never met.
So to answer your question folks: YES! Adoption is VERY expensive. But the trade off is complete reliance on the Holy Spirit to weave together a story so much bigger than you. You just have to decide for yourselves if its worth it.