Each year, Adoptive Families polls newly formed families across the country to get actual information on the cost and length of time it took them to complete their adoptions. See the results of the most recent 2016-2017 Adoption Cost & Timing Survey.
Adoption Cost & Wait Time Information
Information on the cost of adoption and how long it takes to adopt a child through domestic, foster, or international adoption.
How Do You Respond to “How Long Did It Take You to Adopt?”
We asked our readers: How do you respond when someone asks you how long it takes to adopt? Read the answers from adoptive parents.
Adoption Tax Credit Now Preserved in the Tax Reform Proposal
After the House Republicans’ November 2, 2017 tax reform proposal threatened to eliminate the Adoption Tax Credit, it has been reinstated by Committee. Learn about this vital credit and steps to enhance its benefits for children and families.
Take the Adoption Cost & Timing Survey
Take the 2017-2018 Adoption Cost & Timing Survey on the average adoption cost and timing of the domestic, foster, or international adoption process, and see results from previous years.
Adoption Cost and Timing in 2015-2016
Each year, Adoptive Families polls newly formed families across the country to get actual information on the cost and length of time it took them to complete their adoptions. We are grateful to every one of you who took our most recent Adoption Cost & Timing Survey.
Webinar Replay: The Adoption Tax Credit
View the replay of the “Adoption Tax Credit Webinar” with Becky Wilmoth, EA, for an overview of the credit—what is covered, what is not, how the guidelines differ for families that adopt internationally vs. domestically or from U.S. foster care, and how and when to file for it.
News Brief: IRS Increases 2017 Adoption Tax Credit
Each year, the IRS adjusts tax provisions to account for inflation. Learn about changes to the adoption tax credit for tax year 2017.
Can We Afford This? Adoption Costs vs. Surrogacy Costs
Check out the average cost ranges for donor egg, donor embryo, and surrogacy, and see how they compare to adoption.
Ask AF: Adoption Assistance Program
What is an adoption assistance program?
Ask AF: Defining Special Needs
Are all children from foster care considered “special needs,” and, therefore, eligible for the full adoption tax credit?
How to Lobby Your Employer for Adoption Benefits
For working people who want to adopt, the need to take time off without pay may put adoption beyond your financial means.
Adoption Cost and Timing in 2014-2015
Each year, Adoptive Families polls newly formed families across the country to get actual information on the cost and length of time it took those families to complete their adoptions. We are grateful to every one of you who took our most recent Cost & Timing of Adoption Survey.
Financial Help for Single Parents
You saved and scrimped for your adoption. Now, you’re raising a child on one income.
Ask AF: Adoption Reimbursement
I found that I couldn’t exclude my adoption reimbursement from my income on my taxes because my employer’s program is not “qualified.” Do I have any recourse?
Your Adoption Budget Checklists
All adoptions, wherever from and via whatever method, include a home study, the process where a social worker checks that you are eligible to adopt. After that, budget items vary.
Getting Help to Finance Adoption
There are enough sources of financial support for adoption so that you can, in all likelihood, get your costs down to a manageable figure.
How Much Does Adoption Cost?
Well, it varies! As a general rule, foster-care adoptions cost less than private or international adoptions. Learn the hidden costs and types of payments that are illegal.
The Federal Adoption Tax Credit
There’s no way around it — expanding your family is expensive. Can the federal adoption tax credit help?
View the Adoption Costs Webinar Replay
View the replay of the webinar “Adoption Costs,” with Denise M. Bierly, Esq., and Sue Orban to learn about domestic, foster, and international adoption costs and funding strategies.
News Brief: Adoption Tax Credit Refundability Act Update
Efforts are underway to make the adoption tax credit refundable, and available to lower income families with the 2015 Adoption Tax Credit Refundability Act.