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:
- Gift of Adoption, www.giftofadoption.org for singles and married couples
- www.helpusadopt.org for married couples and singles
- The National Adoption Foundation, www.nafadopt.org
- Also for singles and married couples; www.showhope.org,
- Steven Curtis Chapman’s organization for Christian families pursuing adoption; and Parenthood for me, www.parenthoodforme.org, which also includes adoption through assisted reproductive technologies.
Among the funding strategies involving loans are:
- A Child Waits, www.achildwaits.org, for international adoptions
- Including special needs children; Oxford Adoption Foundation, www.oxfordadoption.com
- Also for international adoption; International Association of Hebrew Free Loans, www.freeloan.org, a state-by-state listing of interest-free adoption loans for Jewish families
- The ABBA Fund, www.abbafund.org, interest-free adoption loans for Christian couples
As concerns family donations, prospective adoptive families may set up their own personalized website registries, such as those suggested by: