So you're looking to adopt a child, but you are not quite sure about the lengthy process or the amount of money that's involved? While adopting a child can be expensive, it can also be a rewarding experience.
FindLaw reports that the total cost of adopting can be anywhere from $0 to more than $40,000, depending on a number of factors that include the type of adoption, the type of placement agency or facilitator, and the child's age at the time of adoption. For example, a foster care adoption typically ranges from $0 to $2,500, whereas intercountry adoptions can cost up to $30,000. This is because agencies that provide intercountry adoption services require money for immigration processing and court costs.