Costs include various application fees of $1,000 or more, a home study that costs up to $3,000, a required $4,500 contribution to the orphanage and the travel to get their new daughter and bring her home.
The costs were daunting, Phillips admits, but they didn’t deter the family from their mission.
“Little girls in India are frequently thrown in a ditch or they’re sold to temples as prostitutes, horrible things,” she said. “A family like ours wants to save her from all of that — you’d think they’d make it a little easier. But at the same time, I realize all this is in place to prevent child trafficking.”
Yeah, the exorbitant costs are in place to prevent child trafficking. Keep deluding yourself with that twisted logic. As long as prospective adoptive parents are blind to the blurred line between saving a child from an imaginary fate and purchasing a highly prized commodity, they continue to be part of the problem.
India’s limit to the orphanage is $3,500, by the way, not $4,500.
Full fundraising plea article here.