Adoption costs vary depending on the type of adoption you choose. Generally speaking if you adopt a child from a County Foster/Adoption program the costs are significantly less than with private or voluntary adoptions. These children are often older, but they do sometimes place infants. If you choose a voluntary adoption of a newborn through a non-profit adoption agency, costs can range anywhere from $0 to upwards of $50,000 dollars.
When wondering how much it costs to adopt a child, it is important to remember that the adoption process involves extensive research, drafting of legal documents, court costs, and attorney’s fees. The amount of time invested by the legal team will dictate how expensive the adoption is. Typically lawyers’ fees range from $2500 – $5000.