You Don’t Have to Be Rich to Adopt.

You Don’t Have to Be Rich to Adopt.

Alexa, age 16, dreams of one day walking through the mall while having “girl talk” with a mother that is patient and kind… One who understands and loves her unconditionally. To learn more about her, please visit her profile located on our website: Alexa — The Child Welfare Information Gateway, a U.S. government-funded adoption information service, estimates that the average U.S. adoption costs $8,000 to $40,000. This high cost is usually due to the matching process of finding a newborn. However, if you choose to adopt internationally, the cost can be much higher. If you choose to adopt within the U.S. foster care system, the cost is much much lower. Depending on whether you choose to go through a non-profit, public, or private agency, the cost is anywhere from zero to $5,000 – per child (excluding the expense of a home study). If you so choose to adopt a child from the