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Costs of Adopting
Series: Factsheets for Families|
Child Welfare Information Gateway |
|Year Published: 2011|
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This factsheet is designed to help prospective adoptive parents understand and anticipate the financial costs associated with different kinds of adoption. It includes information on universal expenses, that is, expenses that occur with most types of adoption, such as home study costs and court costs. It also includes information on expenses more likely to occur with public agency (foster care) adoptions, licensed private agency adoptions, independent adoptions, facilitated/unlicensed adoptions, and intercountry adoptions. Information on tax credits, subsidies, and other resources for adoptive parents also is included.
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Resources to Help Defray Adoption Costs
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Suggested Citation: Child Welfare Information Gateway. (2011). Costs of adopting. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Children's Bureau.
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