Cost of Adoption Update: 2009-2010

A comparison of costs for domestic and international adoptions–data from our 2009-2010 Cost & Timing of Adoption Survey.

How much did adoptions cost in 2009 and 2010? More than 1,800 AF readers completed our survey on the cost of adoption, before adoption-related employee benefits or the adoption tax credit. Thanks to everyone for their valuable input! Domestic adoptions, on average, cost less than international adoptions. U.S. foster adoption is the least expensive adoption route, by a significant margin. For most adopters, the average total expenses were about $30,000. 35 percent of domestic adopters had at least one "false ...

A comparison of costs for domestic and international adoptions, the cost of adoption uncertainties, and more — data from our 2009-2010 Cost & Timing of Adoption Survey.

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