If you are planning to adopt a child, you have probably already started thinking about how to adapt financially to the new addition to your family. On the one hand, you will be financially responsible for the child until he or she turns 18. You will pay for childcare until the child is old enough to go to school and not to need daycare or a babysitter. Maybe you are already trying to save money for your child’s college education. On the other hand, once you adopt, you will be eligible for tax credits that non-parents cannot claim. There are even some tax credits available exclusively for adoptive parents. The cost to adopt a child varies from one case to another. All adoptions involve, at minimum, the costs of filing certain adoption forms with the court, but they do not need to involve lawyers’ fees on top of the other costs. You can save money on the adoption process by having a registered  legal document assistant prepare your adoption forms instead of a lawyer.

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Some Adoption Cases Cost More Than Others

As mentioned above, the cost to adopt a child will vary. Some types of adoption cost less than others. If you are adopting your own stepchild, who has been living with you for years, the cost to adopt a stepchild is less expensive than the cost to adopt a child from overseas. Inter-country adoption involves international travel, dealing with an adoption agency or orphanage in the child’s country of birth, and filing immigration documents, all of which cost money.

In general, higher adoption costs usually correlate with more people actively participating in the adoption process. Agency adoption, in which you adopt a child from the foster care system, involves many different expenses, great and small. It also requires you to work extensively with the California Department of Social Services. These are some of the costs to adopt a child in an agency adoption:

  • Fees paid to CDSS or public adoption agency – up to $500
  • Fingerprinting, medical examination, and court-filing – $100-$300
  • Investigation of an independent adoption petition $1,500 – $4,500

Parents who adopt children through agency adoption are more likely to hire lawyers than families who do independent adoption. With this in mind, however,  it is still possible to complete an independent adoption without hiring a lawyer.

The Cost to Adopt a Child Can Be Affordable

The cost to adopt a child does not have to break the bank. A People’s Choice offers legal document preparation services for various types of adoption services. As of the writing of this article, our fees are:

  • Stepparent adoption – $499 for one child, plus an additional $150 for each sibling
  • Adult adoption – $499
  • Termination of parental rights because of abandonment or unknown paternity $599
  • Independent adoption $650

Please refer to our pricing page for current pricing on our various adoption services.

Expensive Fees Should Not be an Obstacle to Adoption

Adoption is about love, not money. Registered legal document assistant services are an affordable alternative to hiring a lawyer for routine legal processes like adoption. Legal document assistants are qualified to prepare legal documents independently; paralegals are not.  Choose A People’s Choice to prepare your adoption forms so you can spend money on your children instead of lawyers. Call us today at 800-747-2780.

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