If you're anything like me and have tried on a handful of careers/jobs, I have good news — there will eventually be an opportunity where you can put all of it to good use.
No life experience is wasted; it adds value to where you are today.
I wish we could remove the controversy in “adoption is trauma”. The reality is, EVERY adopted person sustained trauma from being forcibly separated from their mother. There is no exception to this. When there is acceptance of this fact, we can move to a more empathetic response.
I just realized my non-US friends probably don't know how US insurance works.
So lets say your employer offers insurance. They pay a portion and then you pay a portion. For a family, the employee pays on average about $400 per pay cycle, or $10,400 per year.