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Nearly 40 percent of Americans have considered adopting a child, according to a national survey commissioned in 2002 by the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. If just one in 500 of these adults adopt, all of the 134,000 children in foster care waiting for adoption would have permanent, loving families.

November is National Adoption Awareness Month. To help create happy endings for thousands of would-be parents and children in need, it is important to raise awareness not only about the adoption process but also about the many financial considerations associated with it.

Mike McCann writes about what people considering adoption should address in their financial planning in an article for Round-up, the official magazine for the Maricopa County Medical Society. Read More