The Cost of Adopting from Foster Care

How much does it cost to adopt from foster care?

Adopting from foster care is one of the most affordable ways to grow your family through adoption. The cost of foster care adoption will vary depending on how you adopt. Using a private agency like Adoptions Together will cost more than pursuing a foster care adoption through a public child welfare agency, but wait times will generally be shorter. At Adoptions Together, you can expect to pay about $11,000 to adopt a child from foster care. However, the fees paid by families we work with are often underwritten by public jurisdictions. To learn more about how this works, contact us. Below is a brief breakdown of service charges you can expect working with our team.

AdoptionWorks Fees:

  • Application & Administrative Fee: $650
  • 27-Hour AdoptionWorks Training Fee: $370
  • AdoptionWorks Home Study Fee: $1,150
  • Initial Program Deposit: $1,800
  • Placement Fee: $7,000

Total: $10,970

*Additional Sibling Placement Fee (where applicable): $6,000

Depending on your situation, additional fees may be required. Click here for a detailed breakdown of Adoptions Together program fees.