How much does it cost to adopt?

It costs nothing for the birth mother – all costs are paid by the adoptive parents.

The total cost of an adoption includes the birth mother expenses plus all expenses of the adoptive parents to complete the adoption.  Many of the expenses vary widely on a case-by-case basis.  Birth mother expenses may include medical care, counseling, living expenses, transportation and other miscellaneous costs.  Adoptive parent expenses may include home study fees, legal fees, travel costs, other professional fees (i.e.,agency, adoption consultant), and miscellaneous costs.


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