How much does an international adoption cost?

Brooke Randolph
Marriage & Family Therapy
An international adoption can range from $24-36,000 and can be more if there are complications. The cost of an international adoption includes professional services from attorneys and social workers; document fees with various governmental agencies for filing, review, background checks, visa applications, etc.; travel costs; and some times care of the child. If adoption agencies are quoting much lower costs, they are probably not including an estimation of what you must pay to other agencies. 

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