What’s the Cost of Adopting a Child?

Are you interested in adoption, but wondering about the costs involved? We break down the typical fees you can expect.

I’m a prospective adoptive parent. What is the average cost of an adoption through Friends in Adoption?

We get asked this question often, and that’s not surprising. Adoption can be costly and many of the costs may seem mysterious. We’ll explain some of the expenses involved in adoption to dispel some of the mystery. However, costs vary widely based on the specifics of each case and the state(s) involved (since states have their own adoption laws).

Adopting families can make adopting more affordable through federal adoption tax credits, grants and/or corporate employee benefits. For additional information on making adoption more affordable, please speak to your tax advisor.