This is a difficult question to answer because every adoption is so different. There are certain expenses that are usually associated with private adoptions, but the amounts vary, these expenses include: our attorney fees, court costs, court filing fees, pre-surrender or birth parent counselor expenses, your home study and post placement report fees and birth parent attorney expenses. Other adoption fees may include legally allowed birth mother living expenses, medical expenses, adoptive family travel and lodging, and third party consultation fees.

The range is wide – anywhere from $10,000 to $60,000, legal complexity, whether the father cooperates, human complications and drama can also increase the adoption’s total cost. Adoptive Parents Magazine usually publishes an annual report about this research. The 2016 report can be found here.