There are many different process involved in adoption. It all depends on which one you feel is best for your family.
Foster-care adoption is typically free or has minimal fees involved. Also, the state usually attaches a subsidy to some kids until they are 18...
Domestic Infant- typically accomplished through an agency or attorney/facilitator. There are many fees involved for court costs, etc.
Embryo- I don't know much about this process- it is done through an agency as well as the medical facility that houses the embryos that are adoptable..
IA- Lots of fees- documents for homestudies, child abuse clearances on 3 levels, federal documents, country program documents, travel expenses... our dd was adopted from China 3 yrs ago and our process was $26K.
There is a lot involved in adoption...it's not as simple as people would like to be...although, it would be very nice if it were!
at 8:53 AM on Jul. 27, 2010