Thanks for all of your great answers. A lot of you suggested foster care but first of all there are not very many infants in the foster care system. We are done with foster care in Maine, and we did have two great experiences adopting though the state of Maine. Someone wrote that a private adoption can cost around $4, ooo.oo.
Did you mean with the tax rebate? I know that a family can also apply for grants , but a person never knows how that will turn out. I don't know of any private agency that charges only $4,000.00 . Anyways thanks again for all the great answers.
Answer by Iamgr8teful at 9:13 PM on Oct. 20, 2009
Answer by doodlebopfan at 9:18 PM on Oct. 20, 2009
The reason our private infant domestic adoption would be between $5,000 and $2,500 is the way we choose to adopt. The organization we go through is not really an "agency." It only has two emplyees, operates on donations only, is a non profit, is located in the basement of a church (nice basement), and they do not advertise for expectant birthmothers. When they do actually do adoptions through them it is by word of mouth. They specialize in special needs and African-American/bi-racial adoptions. The lawyer that works with them does so by charging a flat rate and it is "reasonable" by most standards. In the end you pay for lawyer, home-study, and court fees. You may reimburse birthparents but that is included in the fees. I have a friend who adopted through them and they paid less than $3,000 in fees.
Answer by frogdawg at 8:30 PM on Oct. 21, 2009
Answer by frogdawg at 8:37 PM on Oct. 21, 2009
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