How Should Parents Budget for a Domestic Adoption?

Parents who are adopting domestically may not be sure what costs they should be prepared for. Here, we outline a typical domestic adoption budget.

Prospective parent preparing a domestic adoption budget
Independent domestic adoptions come in all shapes and sizes, and parents may not know how much to budget — should you be thinking along the lines of a mortgage payment, or a year of college tuition? AFs latest cost and timing survey found domestic adoption costs range from less than $10,000 to more than $40,000, with the majority costing between $20,000 and $30,000. Most families will be able to reduce their out-of-pocket expenses by claiming the tax credit ($13,170 per ...

What costs should you be prepared for in a domestic adoption? Our legal expert explains.


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