May 2014Vol. 15, No. 5Cost of Adoption 2012-2013
Adoptive Families magazine recently featured an article with results from its survey of more than 1,100 families that adopted a child between 2012 and 2013. The survey inquired about the cost of intercountry and domestic adoption before adoption-related employee benefits or the adoption tax credits were received.
According to survey results:
- On average, domestic adoptions cost less than intercountry adoptions.
- Total expenses for most adopting families averaged $35,000.
- The least-expensive adoption option is adoption from the U.S. foster care system.
"Cost of Adoption Update: 2012–2013" is available on Adoptive Families website: