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Waiting Child

Finding a Child

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Counseling

Medical

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Finding a Child

Hiring an Attorney

Birth Expenses

Adoption Insurance


International

Differences to Expect

Financial Resources

 

Waiting Child Adoptions

As noted earlier, the process of adopting a waiting child may entail minimal or no expense. However, some expenses are unique to this type of adoption.

  Finding a Child
  Pre-Placement Visits
  Counseling
  Medical Treatment
  Government Subsidies
  TITLE-IV Adoption Assistance Programs
    Medical Assistance/Monthly Cash Payments/Social Services/Non-Recurring Adoptions Expenses/Adoption Expense Reimbursements

Independent Adoptions

Independent adoptions are legal in most states, but not in all. Be sure to check the laws in your state and the state where the birth parents live, if it is different. Generally, it's best to work through an intermediary, preferably an attorney who is knowledgeable about state adoption laws and experienced in handling the legal complexities of adoption. Under no circumstances is it legal to buy a baby or child. You cannot give gifts or money to the birth mother or father in return for the child.

  Finding a Child
  Hiring an Attorney
  Birth Expenses
  Adoption Insurance

International Adoptions

A portion of annual U.S. adoptions involve children from abroad. The cost of an international adoption is similar to that of a domestic private agency adoption, with fees ranging from $7,000 to $25,000.

  Differences to Expect
  Financial Resources
    Federal and State Adoption Assistance/Non-Recurring Adoption Expenses/Sliding-Scale Fees/Employee Benefits and Military Programs/Medical Assistance
 
 
   
   

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