How much did it end up costing you? I would love to adopt a baby from someone. Especially if I could be there for the appointments and take this girl out to lunch!Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 6:31 PM on Dec. 4, 2008 in Adoption
Answer by sarasmenace at 9:17 PM on Dec. 4, 2008
Answer by ladya320 at 9:33 PM on Dec. 4, 2008
Answer by Anonymous at 9:59 PM on Dec. 4, 2008
Answer by kikyu at 1:32 PM on Dec. 5, 2008
The process is a lot longer and can vary per situation you are in. Most people start with an agency, the agency will take the steps to get you threw a homestudy, background checks, classes, etc. They will help you with your letters to birthmothers and other ways of looking for potetential situations. They will help you find a good adoption lawyer. Generally the adoption costs come in steps as you complete each part.
If you choose to not use an agency you will still have to go threw the homestudy, background checks, classes, etc... but you will have to find these on your own. You will still need a good adoption lawyer regardless and you will need a lawyer for the birthmother you find.Â You generally use your own resources for finding potential situations or pay extra for advertising companies to do this for you.
Answer by Lil-Jo at 8:29 PM on Dec. 6, 2008
Pros of using an agency is that they will help you threw the process, if you find a Bmom that backs out you just continue to the next situation (not saying that it is that easy to get past the heart ache).
Cons of not going threw an agency is that you may have a large amount of money into a Bmom that chooses to back out of the adoption and you start all over... without getting that expense back. You can be asked for a % of living expenses, medical expenses, lawyer fees, counseling fees, etc...
Answer by Lil-Jo at 8:30 PM on Dec. 6, 2008
There are many reasons people choose the route they have taken, most are personal reasons. Many people have been looking for 2, 4, 5+ years for their match. Many people have had many failed attempts. Not including failed attempts, adoption can cost you from about $8,000 to $60,000 depending on many factors from domestic to foreign, private, agency, etc... Your question is a lot more vague that you probably realize.
Answer by Lil-Jo at 8:33 PM on Dec. 6, 2008