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How to Make Adoption an Affordable Option was written and prepared as a public service by the Denver-based National Endowment for Financial Education®, or NEFE®: William L. Anthes, Ph.D., President; Brent A. Neiser, CFP, Director of Collaborative Programs; and Carolyn S. Linville, Project Coordinator.

Thanks are extended to the following individuals and organizations for their assistance in the development and review of this book:

  Adoption Exchange Dixie van de Flier Davis
Mary Lynda Smith
Adoption Exchange Association Dixie van de Flier Davis
Child Welfare League of America Ann Sullivan
Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption Jann Heffner
Department of Health and Human Services Carol Williams
International Concerns Committee for Children Annamarie Merrill
National Adoption Information Clearinghouse Mary Sullivan
National Adoption Foundation Susan Freivalds
National Center for Adoption Carolyn Johnson
  National Resource Center for Special Needs Adoption - Spaulding for Children Judy McKenzie
  North American Council on Adoptable Children Joe Kroll
  Resolve, Inc. Margaret Hollister
  Voice for Adoption Liz Oppenheim


Photography: National Endowment for Financial Education/David Muenker and The Adoption Exchange.

Web site design: Lundwall Creative, Inc.

Book design: Benton Design

NEFE is an independent nonprofit organization committed to educating Americans about personal finance and empowering them to make positive and sound decisions to reach financial goals. The National Endowment for Financial Education, NEFE, and the NEFE logo are federally registered service marks of the National Endowment for Financial Education. For more information about the National Endowment for Financial Education, visit

Developed in cooperation with the U.S. Office of Consumer Affairs.


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