It is important to obtain a solid understanding of the costs involved in the adoption process. Contrary to what many first-time perspective adoptive parents may think, not all types of domestic adoption cost the same. The cost of adoption can vary dramatically depending on the adoption path you choose and what professional services you utilize. It’s important that you decide what you (and your family) can realistically afford.
|Home study fee||$2,400||$2,000||$1000+|
|Adoption agency program fees||$16,500|
|Adoption consultant fees||$1,200|
|Birth family counseling||$1,000||$850||$800|
|Birth mom expenses||$5,000||$5,000||$5,000|
A home study is required in every adoption. This is completed to ensure that you are fit to become parents by collecting important information and conducting interviews with you and your family. They will also complete background checks, collect financial and medical information, and will conduct a home inspection.
While you are working through the home study process, you can start building your adoption profile that will be presented to an expectant mother.
All adoptive families at AFMC will have a digital profile, consisting information, pictures and videos. The information provided allows expectant mothers to learn more about your family and what it would be like if she chooses your family to raise her child. AFMC offers marketing options that allows your family the unique opportunity to get your profile directly in front of expectant mothers.
For More information on how to become a client and market your family profile, click below.
Once you have completed your home study, and adoption profiles, you will be ready to find an adoption opportunity with a prospective birth mother.
Patience is key during the waiting period….but if you just can’t wait…you can proactively submit your family profile for different adoption situations that come to us from across the country. Non-clients pay a marketing fee of $3,000 if they match. AFMC waves the marketing fee for registered clients with an active membership and profile on our site. For a full list of current situations, click the link below.
Adoptive families that work with AFMC can meet expected mothers either though submitting their profile for an available situation and be selected by an expected mother or by waiting for an expectant mother to independently contact them through their online profile.
Once your profile is accepted by an expectant mother, you and the expectant parents will then go over and agree on the expectant mother’s adoption plan. This is a great time to get to know each other better and build a relationship.
At Adoption For My Child, we encourage openness in these adoption relationships because it helps the expectant mother feel more confident in the family she has chosen.
Your adoption will be legally completed, and your child will be official a member of your family once you complete these 3 steps to for finalization.