Five Adoption Fees to Know About
There are numerous fees associated with adoption that many potential adoptive parents don’t consider when setting a budget for the adoption process. Radis Adoptions wants to make sure that you and your spouse understand what some of the additional adoption fees may be before they spring up and surprise you.
First of all, every adoption agency will have its own specific fees associated with its adoption services and consultations. These fees may range from something small to upwards of $5,000.00 plus. It’s a wise decision to check with the adoption agency and ask what of additional fees they charge before you and your spouse decide on the agency to be used throughout your adoption process.
Second, the adoption professional that you use may have their own fees that they will charge you throughout the adoption process. An adoption professional may be someone associated with your chosen adoption agency or may be another individual who is just assisting with the adoption process. For example, you and your spouse may choose to work with an adoption consultant throughout the process to work out some of the kinks.
Third, going back to adoption agencies, there are some which will make you pay one lump sum to cover the birth mother’s expenses. These expenses may include all of their medical fees, or just the labor and delivery fee from the hospital. Every adoption agency is different so, again, be sure to check before choosing one.
Fourth, know that the total amount quoted to you by your adoption agency should be conclusive and final. This means that once you have been informed of all fees associated with the adoption, no hidden fees should spring up.
Fifth, there may be “office-related” expenses associated with your particular adoption agency or adoption professional. These fees may include handling fees for your legal documents.
Be sure to contact Radis Adoptions for more information about associated fees with adoption and we will be glad to assist you.