How much does adoption cost?

     A 2011 survey conducted by Adoptive Families Magazine indicates that adopting from foster care in the United States is by far the least expensive route for U.S. families considering adoption.  Their survey indicates "less than $5,000" ... but in many cases, the cost will be much less than that, depending upon your state of residence.  View survey results here.
     Our suggestion is that families interested in adoption should be aware of costs, but not include the cost as a factor in making decisions about how, when, where, and why to adopt.  Let God lead you in the direction He has planned for you and your family, and the finances will follow.
     For state adoption and foster care information, check out this website.

Russian orphans can be adopted in Russia with very little cost.  Big Family Mission
helps this family with some of their expenses.