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Fundraising Helps New Parents Afford the High Costs of Adoption

Adopting a child can be expensive, and many parents find it financially taxing to pay for all the costs themselves.

That’s where we can help. Bonfire has helped many couples adopt babies from all over the world. Today, the average adoption costs between $20,000 to $30,000. Some parents choose to adopt babies from the United States, while others choose to adopt from China, Ethiopia, Russia, South Korea, and other countries with well-established adoption institutions.

You don’t have to look far on our website to find parents who have successfully fundraised their adoption campaign with comfy t-shirts. The Stout Family was able to fund the adoption of a Thai child, for example, and raised over $1,000 before their fund closed. Meanwhile, high school sweethearts Craig and Erin were able to grow their family by adopting a South African child.

Seeing the success stories of new parents on never gets old. Here are a few ways in which is helping couples raise funds for adopting a child:

100% of t-shirt donations go to you

When it comes to adopting a child, every dollar counts. International adoptions (and even domestic adoptions) can be expensive. wants to help. 100% of all t-shirt donations will be sent to you. applies an 8% fee to all additional donations, and if the minimum sales goal isn’t reached, then nobody is charged and no fees are applied. This innovative, risk-free process has helped parents around the world crowd-finance their adoption.

Fast and easy fundraising process

Aspiring parents are often put on a lengthy wait list in order to adopt a child. Wait lists can last for years. However, when the time comes to adopt a child, the adoption itself can proceed very quickly. has built the fundraising process from the ground up to be as fast and easy as possible. Within minutes, your adoption fundraising campaign can be up and running and begin accepting donations.  

Easy to spread and share your story

For many people, the donations of friends and relatives are all that’s needed to finance an adoption. However, when the kindness of strangers gets involved, new parents can finance an adoption in a remarkably short period of time. We’ve designed to make it as easy as possible to spread and share your story with the rest of the world. We encourage you to share links to your custom Bonfire page on social media sites, forums, and other websites.   

It’s your money to spend

Adopting a baby is about more than just paying the adoption agency. Parents may have to travel across the country – or across the world – in order to pick up their baby. Medical checkups, vaccinations, and other costs may quickly add up. Bonfire helps new parents prepare for any adoption-related expenses. When fundraising through, parents are free to spend the money however they see fit. All money raised is sent directly to you.

A contributor reward you can actually use

Many fundraising campaigns reward contributors with various gifts. They may hand out bracelets, coupons, t-shirts, and other goodies. Many people simply end up throwing these gifts out or never using them, which can make the entire fundraising campaign seem like a waste.

We believe in giving contributors a t-shirt that they actually want to wear. Our custom-designed t-shirts are famously comfortable and can be edited to display any type of message or graphic design. When more people wear your t-shirt in public, more people will hear about your cause.  

How to get started today

If you’ve always dreamed of being a parent, then you can begin the adoption fundraising process today by following these three simple steps:

  1. Start your fund
  2. Write your story
  3. Share your story with the world


With support from friends, family, and strangers, anything is possible.