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Independent adoptions often involve a search fee if the intermediary is the one identifying a pregnant woman considering adoption. If not, you may have to locate a potential birth mother on your own, which can involve the cost of advertising yourself, such as through want ads. Be sure that such advertising is legal in your state. You also need to plan for the cost of sending out letters to agencies, friends, and relatives letting them know you're looking for a child to adopt, and you may want to add a separate telephone line for responses from birth mothers.

 

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