I am not sure this is allowed, and if not, please go ahead and delete it.
I am in the process of adopting a child from Foster Care here in the United States. My only source of income is Social Security. I live in Iowa in a little rural town. The child I am looking to adopt is located a 3 hour drive from me. In order for me to visit with him, I must drive to the city he is in and if I want to spend more than a few hours at a time, I must get a motel room so I can spend the night. The state is not very helpful as far as funds go to help me pay for these travel expenses so that I may visit and get to know my potential son better. I have started a couple of funding sites to help me pay for expenses. One of them is set up through a 501C3 charity organization and the link is: https://adopttogether.org/families/?fundraiser=bera-family-adoption&fbclid=IwAR3pT_ZC_kA4bV_vLa1b6IkAdO5IC1DonJvn2YNAUiPMfnRFdL0qVj2dYJo All donations will be used to cover travel expenses such as gas, lodging, food, etc.
The child I am trying to adopt has been in Foster Care most of his life and has lived in a residential facility for most of that time. He is a lovable 15 year old who wants a family very badly. Just so you know, I had to go through 10 weeks of training and have a home study to get a license to adopt children in my state. I also had to be fingerprinted and have a background check completed. I am committed to adopting this child and anything that anyone can spare is greatly appreciated.
I also have a fundraiser set up in Facebook for those of you who have that. My facebook line is: https://www.facebook.com/vicki.bera
Thank you in advance to anyone who sees fit to contribute to these funding platforms.