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i dont know much about adoption..

Do you have to pay to adopt a child and around how much? What are the requirements?

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Asked by Anonymous at 3:33 PM on Mar. 30, 2009 in Adoption

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  • my brother is going to adopt a child. its thru Foster Care, you ll have to take parenting classes, take CPR classes, and i m not sure how much it cost. you ll have to fill alot of application about yourself, your family and EVERYTHING.
    Foster Care is related with children youth service so you can call them and ask questions.

    Answer by okamilwan at 6:54 PM on Mar. 30, 2009

  • International....from as little as $6,000 to as much as $45,000 depending on country, grants offered, and special needs you are open to

    Domestic infant...$18,000 to $40,000

    Foster adopt...free or pretty close to it

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:14 PM on Mar. 30, 2009

  • Domestic can be lower if you check around. One Catholic Charities office charges $5,000 and another that I know of charges $10,000. They have administrative expenses like having social workers and a lawyer who works with them. They also provide services for the women who come to them for counseling, whether they choose to place or not. We have used them twice and were overall very happy with them.

    Answer by Iamgr8teful at 11:36 PM on Mar. 31, 2009

  • We took the foster adopt route. The only expenses we had were getting our home ready for a child. Things like baby gates, a crib, clothing, and such. The state paid for all the legal fees and they still help with daycare and insurance. The catch is, you can become attached to a child and then have it go back to it's biologicals. We were very blessed and it worked out for us the first time. It doesn't always work that way. The state does everything it can to make sure the child they place with a foster-adopt family is going to be available for adoption, but sometimes, it just doesn't work out. If you can look at it from the perspective of giving a child a loving home, even if it's only for a short time, then I would highly recommend foster adopt.

    Answer by mrsziggy at 1:29 AM on Apr. 2, 2009

  • The need for a parent is important and so to ADOPT a child is to give a child a -parent. Good for you! May I put forward a suggestion for a child with the homelessness of the child to be your first choice? Therefore, one country I am hoping you will consider adopting a Brazilian born child if the Lord God Almighty is willing for you to do so.

    Answer by justmealone at 10:51 PM on May. 21, 2009

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