My cousin is having a baby in June & she is giving him up & I would love to adopt him - about how much would it cost? How long would the process take?

It is wonderful that you are considering adoption. If your cousin and the birthfather want to place their baby for adoption they are allowed to choose a family member such as yourself for the placement. Please note, that the birthfather must also agree to the adoption plan.

The cost for an adoption where you already know the birthparents would cost about $8,000 through the IAC, depending on what state you lived in. The process requires you to have a home study with a criminal background check completed prior to placement. The baby would be placed with you at birth, and the birthparents rights would be terminated shortly thereafter. The adoption could be finalized about six months later. To learn more about this option, please see our Home study section.