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If you’re considering domestic infant adoption to build your family, you’re likely asking, “How much does adoption cost?” In this blog, we’ll delve into the various fees included in the domestic infant adoption process in the United States.

The Costs of Domestic Infant Adoption

Adopting a child in the U.S., particularly a newborn, can involve several expenses. While these costs may vary depending on various factors, such as the adoption agency and location, below are some common expenses associated with domestic infant adoption:

Agency Fees: Adoption agencies like Building Arizona Families, a licensed non-profit adoption agency with an A+ Better Business Bureau rating, provide valuable services throughout the adoption process. These services come with associated fees to cover administrative costs and support services, and they vary based on whether the adoptive family resides in Arizona. Please call 623-224-1815 for more information.

Legal Fees: Adoption requires legal proceedings, including the termination of birth parents’ rights and the finalization of the adoption. Legal fees can be a significant part of the adoption costs and are determined by the family’s adoption attorney of choice.

Home Study: A home study is critical to the adoption process, ensuring that prospective adoptive families are suitable and safe. It involves interviews, background checks, and home visits, incurring fees. If you reside in Arizona, Building Arizona Families provides this service. For adoptive families using our adoption agency for their adoption, the cost is $1,100.00. This fee is due at the time of the first home study visit.

Birth Mother Expenses: In many cases, adoptive families are responsible for covering certain birth mother expenses, including all medical bills, prescriptions, etc., not covered by medical insurance and living expenses during pregnancy. The first portion of these fees are due when the birth mother chooses the adoptive family. These fees vary, so please call 623-224-1815 for more information.

Post-Placement Visits: After the child is placed with the adoptive family, post-placement visits are required to ensure the infant’s well-being until the courts finalize the adoption. These visits may involve additional costs. For more information, please call 623-224-1815.

Building Arizona Families: Your Adoption Partner Since 2004

Building Arizona Families is a trusted name among adoptive families who return to our agency when they choose to adopt additional children. Our A+ Better Business Bureau rating is because our families know they will receive expert, compassionate guidance throughout the adoption journey. We have been serving adoptive families and children since 2004.

Building Arizona Families offers an informative online seminar to help you navigate the domestic infant adoption process. Registering for this seminar can provide valuable insights into adoption, its costs, and the steps involved. CLICK for seminar dates/times and to RSVP.

You can also download our free infant domestic adoption information kit, a comprehensive resource that answers many adoption-related questions HERE.

There is more specific information about how much adoption costs on our website HERE. For personalized guidance and to discuss your specific adoption journey, contact Becky Merryman, the Domestic Adoption program manager, at becky@buildingarizonafamilies.com or call 623-224-1815. She and her team are here to support you every step of the way.

In conclusion, how much adoption costs for newborns in the U.S. can vary. Building Arizona Families believes in transparency with adoption costs, so don’t hesitate to explore your options and take advantage of the available resources. Adoption is a beautiful, transformative experience for the baby and your family!

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