We were in the process of adopting from Korea in 2002 when I got PG. At that time, it was about $23,000.00. Unfortunately, we lost about $3,000.00 that the adoption agency would not return, but we got a little blessing of our own. However, we planned on trying for adoption again in 2004, but found out prices had gone up even further, so we decided to be happy with one.
I have a friend who has two boys from Russia. She spent over $80,000.00 between them. They are now broke, but extremely happy with the two little boys.
I have another friend who went through private adoptions, had five failed ones and had a baby for a month and the mother came back for it! Now they have no children and out about $15,000.00-$20,000.00.
I have known people to adopt through foster care. Some people I know have had good luck others heartache, but it all depends upon the situation.
Adoption is a wonderful thing though.
at 8:29 AM on Mar. 14, 2009