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This New Dad’s Story About Adopting His Son Is Beautiful

Starting a family is not always easy. To understand the sometimes complicated path to do that, we spoke with Elias Rodriguez, 29, about his journey to fatherhood—and the financial part of building a home base for his family.

“The journey was long. It was really hard, it was probably one of the hardest things in our relationship was just having to have that sadness, and not being able to have children, and not having a concrete answer. The process of getting a baby in a hospital when they’re adopted was not a smooth thing that I thought it was. It’s a lot of emotions, excitement, nerves. …He’s the answer to an incredible prayer.”