How much does adoption generally cost?

While the costs attendant with an adoption are wide-ranging and impacted primarily by the birth mother’s living and medical expenses, there are a variety of funding sources, some of which are listed below, over and above the very attractive and general tax benefits outline earlier in this section. 


These funding sources include but are not limited to grants from entities like: 

  • Steven Curtis Chapman’s organization for Christian families pursuing adoption; and Parenthood for me,, which also includes adoption through assisted reproductive technologies. 


Among the funding strategies involving loans are: 

  • Also for international adoption; International Association of Hebrew Free Loans,, a state-by-state listing of interest-free adoption loans for Jewish families


As concerns family donations, prospective adoptive families may set up their own personalized website registries, such as those suggested by: