Sometimes, even in this age of political gridlock, a bipartisan issue shines through. The Ohio House unanimously passed legislation which created the Adoption Linked Deposit Program. The average private adoption can cost tens of thousands of dollars. So, this new program will provide low-interest loans to couples adopting a baby, and the parents can take up to ten years to repay the loan. Unfortunately, the bill doesn’t do anything to address the high costs of adoption, but it expands the number of would-be parents who couldn’t previously afford the high price tag. A foundation is tackling these enormous costs by creating a website called Adopt Together where couples can raise tax-deductible donations online that will be put toward adoption costs.