The adoption process is an emotional investment – it is also a significant financial one too. Understanding the differences in costs between agencies, where your money is going, and the protection available during a disruption, can potentially save you thousands of dollars.
When it comes to something as important as adoption, you don’t want to take unnecessary risks that can lead to heartbreak and financial burdens.
While the cost of adoption may initially come as a shock to some, you can find peace of mind in understanding where your money is going, how to avoid agencies that over-promise and under-deliver, and relief knowing that American Adoptions provides financial protection for 100% of adoptive families.
Click here to schedule a free consultation with an Adoption Coordinator to get realistic estimates on what you can expect to pay for an adoption with our agency. Continue reading for helpful tips on comparing agencies and to learn more about disruption protection only offered by American Adoptions.
Comparing Agencies Costs
You have likely heard the saying, “if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.” Unfortunately, this concept applies to adoption agencies too.
You deserve the best adoption experience. While cost can be a large factor when deciding which agency to choose, it certainly should not be the only factor.
Here are a few reasons why:
Not all agencies disclose their actual total costs: Many agencies may advertise a lower cost than others, but it is a misleading total. Oftentimes, professionals estimate best-case scenarios for legal services, home study services, advertising and birth parent financial assistance, and then present these best-case scenarios as if they are locked-in costs.
Add-on services: Similar to not disclosing their total costs, some agencies will provide you with unrealistic quotes on services provided. They will either low-ball the costs and then add them in later, or charge you higher rates early on, but provide lesser services. Knowing exactly what you will get and how much it will cost is crucial towards realistic expectations.
Every adoption situation is unique: While nobody wants to spend more money than they have to, you want to work with an agency that lists all potential costs upfront. As an adoptive family, there is a high probability that you will be assisting the birth mother financially. You want an agency that takes all situations into consideration and does not continue to surprise you along the way. After all, you want the birth mother to have the best pregnancy experience for the child you will be adopting soon, a good agency will know how to plan for that accordingly.
American Adoptions may initially seem to cost more than other leading agencies, but there is more to it than a number: American Adoptions is a full-service, licensed agency – very few agencies in the United States can say the same. This means we are monitored and reviewed to ensure we practice honest, legal, and ethical adoption services. Non-licensed professionals can say whatever they want, charge whatever they want, and have no penalties for doing so. With something as important as adopting a child, you want an agency you can trust.
Financial Protection During a Disruption
Adoption is expensive. But what if we told you there are situations where you can spend thousands of dollars, not be placed with a child, and then are expected to spend thousands of dollars more to start the process again?
American Adoptions understands how heartbreaking and, in some cases, financially devastating that can be. This is why 100% of adoptive families receive financial protection when adopting through American Adoptions. A disruption is emotional enough. You shouldn’t have to worry about losing money to reach your goal of parenthood.
Contact American Adoptions
You deserve the best adoption experience — don’t let adoption costs deter your goals of parenthood. Call 1-800-ADOPTION to speak with an adoption specialist and to have an honest and realistic conversation about adoption costs with our agency.
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