The Ins and Outs of Financing Adoption

Costs of Adoption

There are many factors that influence the cost of adoption. The average cost of adopting a child in the United States varies according to the type of placement:

  • Public agency adoptions, where children are adopted from the foster care system, range from zero to $2,500.
  • Private agency adoption ranges from $4,000 to $30,000 or more.
  • Independent adoption ranges from $8,000 to $30,000 or more.
  • Adopting a child from another country through either a private agency or an independent adoption ranges from $7,000 to $25,000 or more.

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