How Much Does International Adoption Cost?

Those hopeful parents who are considering adopting from a country other than the U.S. often have many questions about this process. One of the biggest is: “How much does international adoption cost?”

Similar to other available adoption processes, the average cost of an international adoption is actually a pretty wide range, not a single figure. International adoption encompasses so many different paths and processes, all based on the country from which you choose to adopt, and the professionals with whom you choose to work. Only after you have these two factors set in stone can you truly evaluate how much international adoption will cost for your family.

Keeping in mind that while international adoption costs will vary greatly, families can generally expect to spend between $20,000 and $40,000 to adopt from another country. As a hopeful adoptive parent, you do have some control over what your total adoption costs will be — and proper education is the first step to finding the most affordable process for your family.

Here you’ll find some important information about international adoption costs to get you started. You can always contact our staff for more detailed information.

Hong Kong Adoption Costs with FCCA

If you are considering adopting from a different country, FCCA can guide you through this process. We partner with an adoption agency in Hong Kong to help connect children in need with waiting adoptive families in California. These children are mostly aged 2-8 with significant special needs.

When you work with our agency, you can expect to pay about $15,000 for our services. These include:

These costs do not include variable expenses like travel, fingerprinting, medical exams and other intercountry adoption services. For a more detailed explanation of our agency’s Hong Kong adoption costs, please contact us.

International Adoption Costs by Country

If you wish to adopt from Hong Kong, FCCA can be your single agency point of contact. However, if you wish to adopt from another country, FCCA can provide your home study and post-placement services, while partnering with another agency that will provide you with the child referral and in-country assistance with the foreign adoption. Creating a Family provides a full list of international adoption costs by country for parents interested in this process.

Certain nations will have higher international adoption costs than others. While these costs are always changing, here are some of the average costs of international adoption across the world:

Breakdown of International Adoption Costs

So, what exactly goes into these international adoption costs, and why is this process so expensive?

Bringing a child into any family is a complicated process. When you’re bringing a child across national borders, often into a new language and new culture, it’s vital that this change is in the best interest of the child. To protect all those involved, these adoptions require many steps — which, in turn, require additional international adoption costs.

Remember, every adoption process is different, so you’ll need to speak with your personal adoption professional for an accurate breakdown of your international adoption costs. However, here are a few services that will add to your overall adoption costs:

As you consider your international adoption costs, remember that working with the right professional can make all the difference. For example, to reduce Hong Kong adoption costs, adoptive families should work with FCCA, as our staff can provide most of the services you need for a lower total fee. Learn more about our program by contacting our agency today.

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