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Costs and Financing

While the average cost of adoption can range between $25,000 and $50,000, many resources are available to help bridge the financial gap families may experience in the adoption process. Listed below are some of the financial aid opportunities available to individuals and families.

 State and federal tax credits

Low- or no-interest loans

Adoption Aid grants (like those offered through Show Hope)

Subsidies for adoptions through foster care

Adoption fee benefits provided by employers

Sliding scale fees based on a family’s income or ability to pay

Reimbursements for adoption costs for those serving in the armed forces


To learn more about adoption costs and financing, see our Funding Your Adoption section for additional information and resources.

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