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Adoption Cost and Timing in 2014-2015

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.

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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.

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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.

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The Federal Adoption Tax Credit

There's no way around it — expanding your family is expensive. Can the federal adoption tax credit help?

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Adopting a Newborn in the U.S.

Fast Facts: Adopting a Newborn in the U.S.

The annual number of infants adopted domestically (excluding foster and relative adoption) is estimated to be around 18,000 — far greater than the annual number of international adoptions. Moreover, the process of adopting a newborn in the United States can go more swiftly than you may imagine.

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domestic agency adoption

Understanding the Cost of Domestic Agency Adoption

When deciding on domestic agency adoption, parents need to understand the potential costs. Use this breakdown to fully grasp how expenses pan out.

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Foster Adoption Cost Breakdown

For an overview of the average cost of a U.S. foster adoption, 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.

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Results from the 2013-2014 Adoption Cost and Timing Survey

Cost & Timing of Adoptions in 2013-2014

Each year, Adoptive Families polls newly formed adoptive families across the country. Here are the average expenses and timelines reported by families who completed international or domestic adoptions in 2013 or 2014.

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