Thursday, May 30, 2013

Response to A Reader: Adoption, The Financial Side

This entry is a dedicated response to one of my readers who asked me to respond about "the journey of adoption in terms of the process and costs." The comment was posted on It's A Boy! 

Beyond the response below, I would encourage you to contact several different adoption agencies in your area and find the best fit for you. 

Adoption costs are determined by many different factors, just to name a few:

  • Type of agency (church subsidized, private, foster, international).
  • Gender and race of the adopted child.
  • Single or multiple child placement.
  • Adoptive parents annual income.
  • How many lawyers are needed. In our case we actually needed two lawyer offices, because the birth family was in a different state than where we reside.
  • Medical expenses.
  • Birthparent needs.

The process varies as well. I hate to use the phrase "it depends" however, it really does.

I hope this helps in answering your question. Good luck and God bless!

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