Clevenger Adoption Fund

We have always known that we wanted to have a family someday thinking that, like most people, when the time was right we would just get pregnant. Some things just don't always work out the way you had thought they would and this was one of them for us. After four years of trying to get pregnant, and no luck, we were faced with a decision. We could either pay, out of pocket, for infertility treatments with no guarantee they would work or we could adopt and be guaranteed to end up with our child. Now both options would cost us roughly the same amount of money. The decision was not a hard one to make. We had always talked about wanting to adopt at some point, so it was easy to see the path we should be on.
After making that initial decision, then came the task of finding the right agency. That actually also came pretty easy. We talked to several people about the pros and cons of an open adoption vs. closed adoption, overseas adoption vs. domestic adoption. In the end we have decided to do a domestic open adoption through Independent Adoption Center (IAC). Everything about this non-profit organization is exactly what we were looking for. There will be more to come on how we reached these decisions in later posts.
You can read more about our adoption story, Sarah's Adoption Dress Project and why we are doing different fundraisers on Sarah's blog,


Sarah McGrath-Clevenger
Yorktown, IN

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