For an overview of the average cost to adopt from China, see the categories below. Don't forget that the cost of adoption will be offset by the federal adoption tax credit (unless your income exceeds federal limitations) so make sure to keep detailed records of fees and payments during your adoption process.
CHINA ADOPTION COST BREAKDOWN
Documentation & Authentication: $1,000–$3,000
I-600 Visa Application: $700–$900
Application Fee: $150–$600
Program Fee: $5,000- $10,000 
Child's Passport/Visa: $300-$400
Child's medical exams: $100-$200
Foreign Fees: $2,000
Orphanage Donation: $5,000
Post Placement Fees : $300-$1,000
Airfare, Hotels, etc.: $5,000-$15,000
AVERAGE COST (before tax credit): $20,000-$40,000
MAXIMUM TAX CREDIT : $13,190 per finalization
-  May be included in program fee or homestudy fee.
-  Costs of adopting a child from foster care may be eligible for reimbursement (up to $2,000) by the child's state, depending on state regulations. Also, adoptions of U.S. children with special needs are eligible for the federal tax credit, regardless of actual expenses.
-  Subject to income limitations. Visit the IRS website for more info.
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