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Regulation of Private Domestic Adoption Expenses
Discusses State laws regarding the regulation of the fees and expenses that adoptive parents are expected to pay when arranging an adoptive placement. Some of the fees and expenses that are typically addressed include placement costs, such as agency fees; legal and attorney expenses for adoptive and birth parents; and some of the expenses of the birth mother during pregnancy. Requirements for reporting adoption-related expenses to the court are also addressed, and summaries of laws and policies for all States and U.S. territories are included.
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Suggested Citation: Child Welfare Information Gateway. (2013). Regulation of private domestic adoption expenses. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Children's Bureau.
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