How Much Does it Cost to Adopt a Child?

Read on for a breakdown of some expenses you might run into in the adoption process.

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Cost of Adoption from Foster Care

Adopting a child from foster care tends to be less expensive than other options.

Tax Credits for Foster Care Adoptions

Families adopting children from foster care could qualify for federal assistance depending on the child’s eligibility.

Planning for Private Agency Adoption

The cost of a private agency-assisted adoption can range anywhere from $20,000 to $45,000.

Independent Adoption Costs

These adoption costs can still range from around $15,000 to $40,000.

Expenses for Intercountry Adoption

The U.S. government says the average cost can range from $20,000 to $50,000 for a foreign adoption.

There are a few different adoption methods and each comes with its own unique costs and fees.