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When we chose international adoption to grow our family, we were quoted $25,000 – $40,000 USD.  Something we thought we could manage over a few years. It was almost as though the second we signed on the dotted line, our costs started going up.  One surprise payment after another.  Eventually we were so far into it, that there was literally no turning back.  And so we actually stopped counting the dollars we… Read More

I finally found a way to apply for a social security number from Canada.  Actually, I didn’t so much find a way but casually mention my struggle when I was at the US Consulate to get Baby MPB’s a new passport (his original one was a limited passport as the adoption was not finalized at the time). The man I was dealing with was very nice, gave me the form to fill in… Read More