Overcoming Adoption Costs
There are many reasons why people consider adoption but never move beyond the ‘thinking about it’ stage. While not everyone is called to adopt (important to note), the cost of adoption should not be THE reason for not moving forward if God is leading you.
Over 4,500 families have adopted, or are in the process of adopting, through America World. Most of them would testify that adoption costs were a big concern in their decision to adopt. Most of them would also testify that, because they knew God was leading, He provided and made a way past that obstacle–whether under it, over it, around it, or through it, He made a way!
America World’s Financing Adoption page will be very helpful as you plan financially for your adoption. We wish that adoption was free to qualified families and not such an obstacle for so many. It could be the reason that some children will not ever be adopted.
The reality is that there are many costs associated with adoption:
- Home studies
- Government fees
- Immigration fees
- Background checks
- Required training
- Translation fees
- Agency fees
- Flight costs
- Lodging costs
- Post-adoption paperwork
The page is full of ways to supplement (or even completely cover!) your adoption costs. From the Federal Adoption Tax Credit and grants to fundraising, you will have plenty of resources!
If God is leading you to adopt, we want to be a resource for you. Visit our website to learn more about the adoption process, the children who are waiting for their forever families, adoption programs/countries & their requirements, and much more.
Our adoption team would also like to invite you to join us for our free informational webinars, “How To Adopt from India” or “Getting Started with International Adoption“. Join from the convenience of your smartphone, tablet, or desktop!
Questions? Contact us at Info@awaa.org or call 800-429-3369.