Podcast Episode 29: Storytime: Adopting from Africa

by Financial Design Studio, Inc. / October 30, 2023

Trevore and his wife Courtney just brought home their son from a three year process of adopting from Africa. Family is very important to our team here at FDS so we want to celebrate them. In this episode, they share their journey, what the adoption process is life, and what you should consider if you are adopting. 

Michelle Smalenberger, CFP®; Courtney Meyer; Trevore Meyer, CFP®

Behind the Designs Ep. 29: Storytime: Adopting from Africa

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Key Moments

1:57 Why did your family decide to adopt?

9:43 How did you start the adoption process?

14:47 What is the timing for adoption fees?

26:55 What happened after you got matched with your son?

37:02 What were your total costs to adopt?

45:02 What do you want others to know from your experience?

Links for Adopting from Africa

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Credits for Episode 29

Executive Producer : Anna Lewis

Host : Michelle Smalenberger, CFP®

Guests : Trevore Meyer, CFP®; Courtney Meyer

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