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General Costs Overview

Encouraging Your Employer to Offer Adoption Benefits

Adoption can be expensive. There's no doubt about that. If you're considering adoption, you've probably already researched your different options and how to make it more budget-friendly, es... [more]

International Adoption Costs

Before you figure out how you are going to pay for the adoption, you need some idea of the total cost of the adoption. (You need to know where you’re going before you can get there!) ... [more]

Raising Money for Adoption

There are several ways to raise the money to cover at least some of the expenses of adoption, including second jobs, fund-raiser raffles or projects, garage sales, and more. Get some creative ideas here.... [more]

State & Federal Tax Benefits

Unless you make over $195,000 per year adjusted gross income, you are eligible for part or all of the U.S. Federal government adoption tax credit. If you make less than $153,000, you are eli... [more]

Employer Benefits

Military Adoption Benefits

If you are on active duty in the military, you are eligible for reimbursement of expenses up to $2,000 for the adoption of a single child and up to $5,000 per family per year. There is one... [more]


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