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Heroes of Adoption: Man Helps Families Afford Adoptions

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From lawyer fees and travel costs to preparing your home for your new child, adoption can be an expensive undertaking. That’s why the story of Hank Fortener, featured in People Magazine, is so inspiring: he’s a hero on a mission to make sure the right to adopt is available to all deserving families.

“Every child deserves a family, and financial barriers shouldn’t stop that.”

AdoptTogether: Fundraising for families

Fortener’s determination to make adoption more financially feasible for families was born of a very real and heartbreaking experience: his foster brother was taken from their loving family home 20 years ago. “Every child deserves a family, and financial barriers shouldn’t stop that,” he insists.

In 2012, with the help of his father, he launched AdoptTogether, a non-profit organization that helps families tell their story and raise money through crowdfunding. To datAdoption Qualification, AdoptTogether fundraising, e, Fortener has helped 2,100 families and individuals adopt through their site.

Approaching adoption smartly with a helping hand

Though the adoption process seems costly, time-consuming, and difficult, a helping hand can make all of the difference. In addition to the variety of organizations like AdoptTogether who want to help families expand in a safe and secure way, the guidance of an adoption attorney is an invaluable resource.

If you’re ready to start or grow your family, we encourage you to contact us today. Asheville adoption attorney Chris Craig is a fellow of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys and has many years of experience helping families successfully adopt. He would be happy to review the process and explore your options during a private consultation.

Read the full article about Hank Fortener here.

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