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

What We Do: Your Guide To A Family for Every Child’s Programs

By Aurora
A Family For Every Child is an adoption agency specializing in finding families for children in foster care and placing children with special needs in loving homes, but it is also so much more. Along with the Heart Gallery and various other events we host each year, AFFEC also provides matching assistance, home studies, a mentor program, resources for prospective parents, and family finding services. Matching Assistance Our matching assistance program aims to pair children with families that are right for them. The service lets families upload their biographies and photos and connects them to children who fit their profiles. The matching assistance program is only available to families who have completed an approved home study, but is open to families all across the United States. Home Studies Home studies are available through AFFEC to families in the local Eugene, Oregon area. During a home study, a family meets an adoption caseworker and