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Should they give the money back?

Anonymous
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A couple is adopting a baby from Russia. They spent 6+ months doing fundraiser after fundraiser. They raised close to $300,000 from family, friends, churches, etc. They used some of it to travel to Russia, for a passport for the child they were adopting, and adoption fees. Obviously not the whole $300k.

The adoption falls through.

Should the couple pocket the money (that wasn't spent) or refund those who donated?

Note : This is a FB debate I saw. It is not me personally.
Posted by Anonymous on Jan. 23, 2016 at 10:03 PM
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jabs54
by Ruby Member on Jan. 23, 2016 at 10:06 PM

How can they refund it if they have to raise it in the first place?

quinnhenrysmom1
by Ruby Member on Jan. 23, 2016 at 10:07 PM

it should be saved for them to try adopting again..

two4one
by Ruby Member on Jan. 23, 2016 at 10:07 PM
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They should hold onto it for the next attempt.

mcginnisc
by *Claire-Bear* on Jan. 23, 2016 at 10:09 PM

Well, considering it's impossible to adopt from Russia, this is a farce...

An adoption does NOT cost even close to $300K for International. The *most* it would cost is around $40K for Russia. 

Claire


" I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Philippians 4:13 

Elyce225
by Emerald Member on Jan. 23, 2016 at 10:09 PM
I don't think they should return it.

Many years ago we lost money trying to adopt from Russia.

It was right when they closed international adoptiond. We had our plane tickets and all...but it was our money, no donations.
readyforhim
by Emerald Member on Jan. 23, 2016 at 10:10 PM
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 I'm sure they will try again.

It would be in really bad taste if someone asked them to give it back.

Elyce225
by Emerald Member on Jan. 23, 2016 at 10:10 PM
Way more than that for Russia.

We were looking at around 80K around 2010. But that was with the plane tickets etc.

Quoting mcginnisc:

Well, considering it's impossible to adopt from Russia, this is a farce...

An adoption does NOT cost even close to $300K for International. The *most* it would cost is around $40K for Russia. 

true.by.you
by Bronze Member on Jan. 23, 2016 at 10:17 PM

This...

Quoting quinnhenrysmom1:

it should be saved for them to try adopting again..


mcginnisc
by *Claire-Bear* on Jan. 23, 2016 at 10:18 PM


Quoting Elyce225: Way more than that for Russia. We were looking at around 80K around 2010. But that was with the plane tickets etc.
Quoting mcginnisc:

Well, considering it's impossible to adopt from Russia, this is a farce...

An adoption does NOT cost even close to $300K for International. The *most* it would cost is around $40K for Russia. 

It's still not freaking $300K...come on...NO IA process is that much. My friends paid $42K in 2006 when they adopted their oldest from Russia. They have since had 1 bio, and adopted 2 children from China. 

We adopted from China and our adoption was $26K. 

Claire


" I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Philippians 4:13 

ilovemykids323
by on Jan. 23, 2016 at 10:20 PM

i would assume they would use it to try and adopt a different baby/child??

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