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Old 10-17-2012, 08:43 PM   #1
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If you did private domestic infant adoption how much did you pay?

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Including EVERYTHING? Home study, agency fees, legal fees, post placement, travel, etc?
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Including EVERYTHING? Home study, agency fees, legal fees, post placement, travel, etc?
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Old 10-18-2012, 11:12 AM   #4
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Ours was a family adoption but included 2 states. It has cost around $12k so far! It's still not over. I hope no more fees pop up tho.
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Old 10-18-2012, 11:16 AM   #5
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My sis and her DH just adopted newborn twin boys a few months ago and she said, altogether, it ended up costing around $1500. I was amazed because I always thought adoption cost waaay more than that!
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Old 10-18-2012, 11:56 AM   #6
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Re: If you did private domestic infant adoption how much did you pay?

Our agency fees weren't terrible - about $17K including program fee, match fee, and birth fee - but I wish I'd understood better how much we really needed to have budgeted for attorneys, travel, etc.
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Old 10-18-2012, 12:50 PM   #7
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Re: If you did private domestic infant adoption how much did you pay?

I think so far it cost us around $50 for the fingerprints and background checks. Plus the lawyer to finalize in six months will be around $500. That's it. We have the only agency in the country (to my knowledge) that doesn't charge adopting families.
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Old 10-18-2012, 07:03 PM   #9
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Re: If you did private domestic infant adoption how much did you pay?

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I think so far it cost us around $50 for the fingerprints and background checks. Plus the lawyer to finalize in six months will be around $500. That's it. We have the only agency in the country (to my knowledge) that doesn't charge adopting families.
What agency? Do they work with families from other states? Details please!
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Old 10-18-2012, 07:28 PM   #10
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Somewhere between 3,500-4,000 for everything. Then we got everything back come tax time with the adoption credit.
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