How To Afford Adoption

How To Afford Adoption

By Aurora
Your income level should never determine whether or not you can adopt a child, but figuring out how to afford the expenses can be daunting. The cost of foster care adoption generally only involves home study and adoption worker costs, and these fees can often be reimbursed thanks to federal adoption assistance. Title IV-E covers non-recurring adoption expenses in cases involving children that are more difficult to place. To see if you can qualify for financial assistance from your state visit https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/adoption/adopt-assistance/. While adoption from foster care can be relatively inexpensive, other avenues of adoption can cost up to $40,000 or more. Costs that come with adopting from private agencies may include but are not limited to social work services, court and legal fees, birth parent counseling and medical expenses, and adoptive parent training. International adoptions are the most costly option because they involve higher travel expenses, more fees, and sometimes more