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Why is adoption so much

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Asked by Iwantababygirl at 2:05 AM on Jul. 27, 2010 in Adoption

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  • Adoption can be very expensive because of legal fees and adoption agency fees. If you're paying medical, that is even more. Compared to the cost of a baby, it's cheap ;) You can adopt from foster care for very little money.

    Answer by kidnappedbylove at 2:15 AM on Jul. 27, 2010

  • We are adopting from foster care and it will cost us nothing. We have had all 3 since birth. It is a very risky situation, but worth every emotion to know they are safe, loved and cared for. Have you considered the foster system?

    Answer by love2snorkel70 at 2:23 AM on Jul. 27, 2010

  • 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's not as simple as people would like to be...although, it would be very nice if it were!

    Answer by mcginnisc at 8:53 AM on Jul. 27, 2010

  • musicmom08

    Answer by musicmom08 at 8:18 AM on Oct. 1, 2010

  • supply and demand

    Answer by mekarevell at 12:53 PM on Oct. 8, 2010

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