In 2017 various news outlets reported on a news release from the USDA that the average cost of raising a child from birth to age 17 is more that $230,000. That comes out to more than $12,000 every year. Money and financial planning should play a huge part in deciding to give your baby for adoption, however please note resources are available and we will do everything in our power to help you succeed if parenting is a choice you choose to pursue.