child day care services image

Locate Child Care

For Parents

Daycare Costs (Pricing)

For Providers



SafeSurf Rated

Who's Online
There currently are 18 parents online.


No. 15

(Updated JAN-25-2009)

With an estimated 120,000 child adoptions in the U.S. Each year, clearly child adoption is becoming a popular choice for new parents. Parents considering adopting a child might be concerned about the costs involved in the process. Of course, any form of parenthood comes with additional expenses, the costs facing parents looking to adopt can be initally higher. Luckily, there are a number of different types of adoptions available and can be used to budget the process. Below is chart showing the cost range for each type of adoption:

Adoption Costs By Type

Adoptions from Foster Care

$0 - $2,500

Intercountry Adoptions

$7,000 - $30,000

Licensed Private Agency Adoptions

$5,000 - $40,000+

Facilitated/Unlicensed Adoptions

$5,000 - $40,000+

Independent Adoptions

$8,000 - $40,000+

For more information see
Facts for Families #4 "The Depressed Child,"
#5 "Child Abuse - The Hidden Bruises,"
#8 "Children and Grief,"
#24 "Know When to Seek Help for Your Child,"
#52 "Comprehensive Psychiatric Evaluation," and
#64, "Foster Care."

This article was written by Tim Manasterski, a staff member.

 | Home | 1-678-897-7543 | does not in any way endorse or recommend any of the child day care listings found within its site, and cannot be held responsible or liable in any way for your dealings with them. provides this site as a directory to assist you in locating providers in your area, does not own or operate a child day care facility itself, and makes no representation of any of the listings contained within the top level domain We encourage that you look into any child care provider that you wish to place your children, and we provide this service only as a means of locating child care providers in your area. does not guarantee the accuracy of listings on its site. However we do strive to keep listings accurate.  Report errors here.
Page: /child-care-article/17 :