Costs and Financing
There's no way around it--both ART and adoption can cost a pretty penny. For many parents-to-be, one of the biggest hurdles on the road to family is finding the necessary funds. On this page, learn how to budget for ART or adoption, find tips for financing, and read about how other parents did it.
Adoption Costs and Financing
- Adoption Cost Breakdowns
See what you can expect to spend on domestic newborn, foster, and international adoption.
- What Adoption Really Costs
The results of AF's 2010/2011 cost survey.
- Sample Adoption Budgets
A breakdown of how the money is spent and a downloadable budget worksheet.
- Special Report: Affording Adoption
AF looks at how families do it.
- Help with Adoption Expenses: Where to go for help
Make use of the credits, benefits, subsidies, and other resources available to you
- Tips From the Trenches
AF readers share their strategies
- How to Lobby Your Employer for Adoption Benefits
Here's a road map, including a sample letter, to persuade your employer to add adoption benefits.