I recently received an email, like many I've received, asking about international adoption. One question is on everyone's mind, but few actually ask what they are thinking.
How do families without mountains of savings afford international adoption?
God is a Father to the fatherless. His desire is to see the lonely placed in families (Psalm 68:5-6). Therefore, He will provide whatever you need to adopt internationally if He leads you to do so.
We did not have a mountain of savings. God provided everything we needed.
We were able to pay for the homestudy, and very little more than that. We received a few thousand dollars in donations through Kingdom Kids Adoption Ministries' fundraising program. We received a $3,000 grant from Hadassah's Hope, a $5,000 matching grant from Life Song for Orphans (and yes, we were able to get the full $10,000), a $10,000 grant from Shaohannah's Hope, and finally a covenant (no interest) adoption loan from the ABBA Fund that covered the remaining balance.
God is good! All the time! He will provide for His orphaned children.
Trust in Him. Adoption is a walk of faith.