Sunday, August 3, 2008

Non-Recurring Adoption Cost

Well thank you very much RQ special needs forum poster! Last summer as I was waiting for our LOA I came across a post about non-recurring adoption cost. Hmmmm this was worth looking into. As luck would have it NC will consider applications from families adopting internationally. Once we received our LOA I was off to our local social services office to drop off our application....that was last August. The trick for filing for the $2000 reimbursement is that you MUST file before you leave for China. I had to contact children services a few times to check our status and a year later I was happy to open my mailbox to find a $2000 check! (This is especially helpful since I am not getting paid this summer). It might take some doing, I had to call a few times to check on our status, and I had to explain Sophie's sn in detail to the county head social worker, but I think we can all agree that finding a $2000 check in the mailbox even a year later, is well worth the effort!!

11 comments:

Angela said...

Wow, what a nice little jig you got to do huh?
Never heard of anything like that, and I'm glad you found out about it in time!
Have fun shopping!!!
Can you say Etsy?

sea star said...

Well tickle me pink!

~ Alison n' Mali~ said...

That's such a wonderful thing!! I've never heard of it.

P.S. - Love your new skins here. Your blog name makes me giggle, b/c when I just saw it in my bl0glines, I thought of 'hot mess' ala Christian Siriano. (& I LOVE him!) Heh.

Catherine said...

Wahoo! What a wonderful treat that was to find! Good for you for keeping on top of things. It really does pay off.

Have fun!

Kateri said...

I feel your pain of being unpaid. It's been tough, huh?! Congrats on the surprise check in the mail! I can imagine how nice that must have been...added to the check from the IRS. A bit helpful, I'm sure.
Have a great week!

PIPO said...

Rock on, sista. That is GREAT news. Love the new digs too.

Colleen said...

I have never heard of this but I think it's awesome!!!!
Hey can I link your new blog to mine?
Thanks for stopping by my new little boutique.

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

Any money in the mail is good money....
Glad you finally got it...
Have a Great Week...

Special K said...

Swee---eet!

The Gang's All Here! said...

Nice new digs - very cute!

Thanks for the tip about the NRAC - sent the link to The Boss!

We'll need to file ASAP :) :)

Amber Schmidt said...

Heck yeah!! $2K is $2K no matter when or how it gets to you!! Glad that worked out for you all!!