Adoption and Money: The Elephant in the Room

Why is adoption so expensive? Aren’t there lots of orphans in the world? First of all, children are priceless, no matter where and under what circumstances they become part of a family. The adoption process, however, can be expensive because of the services provided to birth mothers (medical care, counseling, living expenses), in addition to the overhead of agencies who […]

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Adoption Grant  List

Adoption Grant List

There are hundreds of organizations that offer aid to families looking to adopt. Here is a brief list of some organization that may be able to help with costs. Foundations Help Us Adopt offers adoption grants up to $5,000. Adopt America Network offers subsidies to families adopting from foster care. A Child Waits Foundation offers loans to adoptive parents adopting internationally. […]

Adoption Grant Tracker

  Trying to keep track of all your adoption grant information? Download our handy Google Doc grant tracker sheet and stay on top of your stuff.   To have your own editable version. Open it in a new window, go to File>Copy Spreadsheet. And good luck with your grant writing!    

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Make sure you consider these common pitfalls! From

10 Ways to RUIN Your Adoption Fundraiser

Fundraising for your adoption is a great way to grow your resources and draw upon the support of your family, friends, church, community or other network. However, fundraising — for any cause — is not without pitfalls. Some people have very different opinions about the appropriateness, timing, frequency, or nature of fundraising, especially for “sensitive” topics like fertility or adoption. […]

5 Ways to Afford Adoption

I once heard of a wealthy businessman who would end every new suit purchase by asking a simple question of his sales associate, “Now…which complimentary tie will you be throwing in today with the purchase of my new suit?”   The sales associates would inevitably pause…open their mouths…and then close them…waffle…shift their weight…but without fail — they would direct him to a […]


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How much does it cost to adopt a child?

What is the average cost for an adoption? The cost to adopt a child varies from $0 to $50,000 depending on the type of adoption.  Foster or county adoptions typically cost less, ranging from $0 to $2,000 and the children are often older. An adoption of a newborn through a non-profit agency will generally cost between $10,000 and $25,000. Attorney […]