“Family Forward”: Ohio families get helping hand in adoption

By Chris Alexis

Women with unexpected pregnancies are often handed abortion as an option to consider. One of the reasons cited for snuffing out the young life inside of them is that these expectant mothers would face trouble in caring for the child. But there are so many families who want to adopt children.

And in Ohio they’ve been given a wonderful gift. 

“Family Forward” is officially up and running. 

It’s a program announced by Ohio Treasurer Robert Sprague that is built to ease costs related to the adoption process. For individuals or families seeking to adopt, this opportunity will offer reduced-interest loans that can be used for qualified adoption expenses up to $50,000.

 These monies can be used for adoption agency expenses, court expenses and fees, expenses incurred on behalf of the birth mother, health and psychological examination fees, home studies, travel, among others. 

“Far too often, the rising costs of adoption deter hard-working Ohioans from growing their families,” said Treasurer Sprague. “With Family Forward, we can relieve some of that financial stress and allow prospective parents to focus on the excitement of bringing a child into their home. Through this effort, we look forward to assisting Ohio’s families during one of the most important times in their lives.”

There are currently about two-million couples currently waiting to adopt a child in the United States, according to americanadoptions.com. In other words, there are 36 options for a loving home for every child placed for adoption!

Abortion costs can range from hundreds to even into thousands of dollars. 

However, adoption is completely free to the birth mother, who can also receive assistance in covering costs like groceries and rent during the pregnancy. 

Please share this article and any information on Family First with any Ohio families wanting to adopt or any expectant mothers who may be considering ending the lives of their unborn children. 

Editor’s note. This appeared Pregnancy Help News and is reposted with permission.