I have one, absolutely darling, four year old daughter. My husband and I have been trying to expand our family since shortly after her first birthday. It turns out I have PCOS and certain things he has been exposed to at work have lowered his sperm count to almost nothing. We have often talked of adoption, and now we have decided that fate, the universe, or whatever you believe in has pointed us in this direction for a reason. The trouble is, we do not know where to begin. He is in the Army, and we know that (depending on circumstances) the military does sometimes cover some of the costs, but either way adoption is expensive. I do not believe that not being able to afford all the lump sum costs of adoption means that we are not financially secure enough to adopt. My husband makes a good living, we have health insurance, we live in clean post housing, and I work from home as a writer. I was advised by one person who adopted through the foster care system that the system is full of children who are considered "fully adoptable". She says that such adoptions require a few months of monitored, probationary foster care before being made official, and that it is very inexpensive to adopt through the foster care system. That is really all I know so far about the adoption process. I would be very grateful for advice from anyone who has adopted children, especially if you are military, as I am sure there is extra paperwork for us. Thank you!