Affording Adoption

Financing adoption can be tough for some families. Here, AF readers explain how they made it work.

Financing adoption can be tough
Most potential adoptive parents worry about the challenges that come with financing adoption. Whether the adoption takes place in the U.S. or abroad, on average, most families must finance (before tax credits and employer adoption benefits) between $25,000 and $35,000. Depending on the birth mother’s circumstances, for domestic adoption, or the country fees and travel expenses, for international adoptions, costs in some cases are significantly higher. The costs for adoptions from foster care tend to be significantly lower, often $0. ...

Adopting can be an expensive proposition. We analyze the costs, and show you how some families dealt with them.


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