What is the Cost in Adopting from Foster Care?

November 21, 2014 | Posted In Featured | Share

What is the cost in adopting from foster care?

While most know that it can be quite expensive to adopt through international or private domestic adoption programs, adopting through a foster care agency can involve very little expense…and sometimes none at all!

Families who seek to adopt from foster care typically work through local state child welfare agencies and/or private agencies under contract with their state or county. Because of this, the level of expense incurred in the adoption process is generally diminished when compared to that of a private or independent agency. According to statistics stated on the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services website, the average cost of adopting from foster care can run anywhere between $0 to $2,500. While adopting domestically either through a private agency or independently can be expensive, adopting from foster care is generally the least financially prohibitive path to adoption.

Additionally, adopting from foster care has a significant impact on the lives of vulnerable and waiting children in your own community. Many children enter foster care as victims of abuse and/or neglect. Adopting from foster care is an incredible way to have a profound impact on the life of a waiting child, providing an opportunity for them to experience the love, support, and security of a family through adoption.

Regardless of what type of adoption program you are considering, Show Hope believes that the financial cost of adoption should never keep a waiting child from knowing the love of a family. Show Hope exists to give life-saving medical care to orphans with special needs and to provide financial grants to help bring waiting children into families. Visit our website if you would like more information about Show Hope’s adoption aid grants!

If you’re looking for a way to get involved in God’s work and heart to care for orphans, consider partnering with Show Hope! Your one-time or monthly support will help transform an orphan’s life.

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  • lesliehas5

    Our adoptions through foster care cost almost nothing financially. Maybe $50 for the birth certificates. The main cost is emotional…which is true with any kind of adoption. The difference is that the children are with you while you wait, rather than waiting on the children. Not the easiest path, but worth absolutely everything! <3

    • Jennifer Darling

      What were the ages of your children when you adopted them?

      • lesliehas5

        Jennifer, both girls were newborns when we got them. We’ve had 17 foster babies, most of them newborns. We were so fortunate to be able to bring both of our girls home from the hospital! We didn’t foster to adopt…just fostered. But were so blessed to be able to adopt both girls! We have 4 other children and had originally planned just to foster, and what a blessing it has been to our entire family. ❤️ I should clarify my answer to your question, though. It took a long time to finalize both adoptions-over two years in both cases.

    • Connie

      How do I find out more information about this program?

      • tonnes joel

        let talk about it

  • Jill Johnson

    I wish I were younger, and in better health… if I could, I’d have a houseful <3

  • Jeremy Tyler

    Would we pay for homestudy?

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  • Katie Gerard

    I am writing this review to tell the entire world how i adopted a child from a Center known as babycenter.nett@gmail.com that i met Online, I was directed to this Adoptive Center by a friend of mine that claimed she adopted a child from them, When i contacted this Center, I was given all the requirements in adopting a baby and after following the due process, The baby in question that i need to adopt was given out to me to mother. I am so happy that i finally had a baby girl that i can call My daughter and she can call me Mother. I adopted this baby because i am suffering from Cancer and My Doctor told me i can’t give birth.

    I will continuing sharing this testimony of mine and let the world know that there is a legit baby center out here where you can adopt a child. For contact and counselling, You can contact the adoptive Center on: babycenter.nett@gmail.com

    Mobile number: +1 818 538 3091
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  • Katie Gerard

    I am writing this review to tell the entire world how i adopted a child from a Center known as babycenter.nett@gmail.com that i met Online, I was directed to this Adoptive Center by a friend of mine that claimed she adopted a child from them, When i contacted this Center, I was given all the requirements in adopting a baby and after following the due process, The baby in question that i need to adopt was given out to me to mother. I am so happy that i finally had a baby girl that i can call My daughter and she can call me Mother. I adopted this baby because i am suffering from Cancer and My Doctor told me i can’t give birth.

    I will continuing sharing this testimony of mine and let the world know that there is a legit baby center out here where you can adopt a child. For contact and counselling, You can contact the adoptive Center on: babycenter.nett@gmail.com

    Mobile number: +1 818 538 3091

    ….

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    I just found out I’m pregnant. I tested a couple days ago I’m maybe 7 weeks not for certain. I already decided to give the chance of being a mom to another woman. Even before I knew for sure I was pregnant I knew what I was gonna do. I am honest and not to be mean or cruel but I only want to hand the new mom the beautifuil baby after that I do not need any pictures or updates. I have three kids of my own and my youngest is 1. My phone number is (+13174269070) I’m at school so please text me first and ill call back asap. Please if possible let me know a little bit about your thoughts if you are interested in this opportunity! or email me, caroline.ceaser22341@gmail.com

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