Domestic Adoption Fees

Domestic Adoption Program Fees

To enter the Domestic Program for placement services:
  • Clients pay 35% of the placement fee at the time you enter into the placement program (after your home study has been finalized). The program deposit is nonrefundable, and is applied toward the placement fee.  At the time an infant is placed with an adoptive family, the remaining fees will be due.
  • The placement fee is on a sliding scale and is set according to net worth, if self employed, or gross annual income and additional financial information as established at home study.
Fees for clients residing in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C.*
Gross Income
35% Deposit
Total Placement Fee
 Less than $70,000$5,600$16,000
 $70,000 to $90,000$6,650$19,000
 $90,000 to $120,000$7,700$22,000
 $120,000 to $150,000$8,750$25,000
 $150,000 to $180,000$9,450$27,000
 $180,000 to $210,000$10,150$29,000
$210,000 to $240,000$10,850$31,000
$240,000 +$11,550$33,000
**Not including fees related to placement such as post placement reports, interim care, legal fees, etc.
**All fees are subject to change without notice. Fees are effective July 1st 2017


**DC resident fees are based on per capita income for a family of five. Each additional family member will reduce the fee by 5% per member.

It is the policy of Adoptions Together that adoption should be available to families from a broad socio-economic range. The goal of the agency is to help families explore their resources and overcome those obstacles.

We primarily place African American infants. Adopters seeking children of other races can complete their home study with Adoptions Together and services in exploring options outside of our traditional placement program.

Domestic Adoption Network Program ($1,000 fee)

We provide comprehensive professional consulting: advice on developing your outreach plan and materials; assessing matches, locating adoption professionals(social workers and attorneys) in states where you are matched; ongoing evaluation, support and guidance with the match; troubleshooting and problem solving with your placement providers and Interstate Compact. We also offer an additional services to manage 18 years of open adoption contact with your child’s birth family. The $1,000 fee covers one year of service and can be renewed.

Financing your adoption