One of my most hated questions relating my childrens’ adoptions…. how much did she cost? Baby selling is actually illegal (is this shocking?) and I can promise you that even if it was legal, my husband and I would not participate.
We paid agency fees, attorney fees, orphanage fees, foster parent fees, airline fees and lots of money to our own government but we never paid for our child. The truth is, our adoption fees were a lot of money because a lot of coordination goes into the legal transfer of guardianship of a child. In the 6 years since we’ve brought our son and daughter home adoption costs haven’t risen all that much.
If you are starting the adoption process or just curious, read the report just published by Building Your Family. There really are options for every budget and you’ll see just how each dollar is really spent.