How expensive is adoption?

User Avatar

Wiki User

โˆ™ 2012-05-14 18:40:25

Best Answer

The average cost for a private adoption is between four thousand and thirty thousand dollars.

Domestic private adoptions can cost anywhere in that price range. There are cases where a domestic adoption can cost less. Special needs children for example may cost less to adopt.

International adoptions tend to run from about twelve or fifteen thousand to about thirty. But the cost usually includes agency fees, travel expenses and CIS (formerly called the INS) fees, as well as the fees required by the country from which you are adopting.

In most cases, the money is paid in increments as you go through the adoption process rather than all at one time in a lump sum.

Check with your accountant or the IRS, because adoptive parents may be eligible for a tax credit of over ten thousand dollars.

There are also government subsidies for those who adopt special needs children who meet certain qualifications.

User Avatar

Wiki User

โˆ™ 2012-05-14 18:40:25
This answer is:
User Avatar
Study guides


1 card


See all cards
No Reviews

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: How expensive is adoption?
Write your answer...
Still have questions?
magnify glass
Related questions

Do you have to pay for adoption?

Yes and it can get quite expensive.

Does adoption cost money?

Yes, it's usually expensive.

How expensive is an adoption?

After having spent many months researching adoption, I have learned that the cost of an adoption depends on several factors. The costs can range from next to nothing to tens of thousands of dollars First is the type of adoption: private adoption, special needs adoption, intercountry adoption, etc. Special needs adoptions are often the least expensive because most states offer adoption subsidies. The Federal government might also offer special subsidies. Domestic adoptions are not necessarily less expensive than International adoptions though it may seem to be the logical conclusion. International adoption fees and costs vary widely depending on country, agency and travel requirements. With private adoptions, you may end up paying for prenatal care, as well as the costs of the mother's hospital stay and related expenses. So to answer the question: there really ''is no definitive answer'' to such a general question. Domestic adoption through foster care has few, if any, costs attached. In fact, foster adoption may come with some financial support for the child, including medical coverage.

Where are kittens found?

You can buy them at shops or at animal centres for adoption or to buy, it also depends what you want short hair or a more expensive breed.

What is a good title for an adoption paper but you going against adoption?

Adoption Is Not The Answer. or.Controversy Surrounding Adoption.The Debate Surrounding Adoption. orRejecting Adoption

What rhymes with adoption?


What is the abstract noun for adopt?


Where can you find foal adoption centers on horse isle?

There aren't any foal adoption centers, but you can adopt a foal from a Pet Shop on any main isle. They are quite expensive though..This is for Horse Isle 2, I'm not sure about HI 1...

schnoodles for adoption?

where can Ifind schnoodles for adoption?

Do you have to pay money to adopt a baby?

yes. adoption is very, very expensive i don't know why but it is. up to 50,000. there are lots of classes and home studies too.

A sentence with the word adoption?

here is two sentence's with the word adoption in it she gave up her children for adoption & the widespread adoption of agricultural technology

What are the release dates for Adoption - 2002 Adoption 1-1?

Adoption - 2002 Adoption 1-1 was released on: USA: 1 June 2002

People also asked