Adopting a child is one of the most important decisions in a family’s or couple’s life. Having a new family member to love and care for can be very rewarding. Couples ask many important questions when thinking about adoption. One of the most important questions they must consider: How much does it cost to adopt a child?
According to The Child Welfare Information Gateway adopting a child in the United States can cost $45,000. This cost should not scare parents from attempting to adopt. It is important to remember that the cost varies depending upon how the parents choose to adopt and that there are grant programs available to help with the cost of adoption. Parents may choose to adopt a newborn, a foster, or an international child.