How much does adoption cost?

Costs for an adoption vary widely from $0 to $50,000 depending on the type of adoption pursued. It generally costs from $0 to $1,000 to adopt a child from a County Foster/Adopt program. These children are often older, but sometimes infants are placed.

A voluntary adoption of a newborn through a non-profit agency will generally cost between $10,000 and $25,000. Attorney adoptions of newborns generally run from $20,000 to $30,000.

You can view the costs of adopting with the Independent Adoption Center here.

You might also be wondering, "Why does it cost so much to adopt?"

If you are pregnant

Placing a baby for adoption doesn't cost any money. You can get free pregnancy counseling, including helping you find resources for any choice you decide to make. Depending on what state you live in, you can even get help with the costs of your pregnancy. You can chat with a pregnancy counselor now to get answers to all of your questions.