Adoption sure is costly

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I was reading the Nov. 25 article about the concert taking place to raise money for Rachel and Stephen Green to adopt a child. It states the cost could be as much as $20,000.

Maybe I don’t understand the process. However, I have a hard time understanding why it costs so much for a couple to adopt when this is a child that somebody else doesn’t want. Who gets the $20,000?

Sandy Leyda


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alumna 12/16/11 - 10:55 am
Sandy, much of the cost goes

Sandy, much of the cost goes to an adoption agency's general operating expenses (searching for a child, making visits to potential children/adoptive parents, filling out paperwork, homestudies) if the potential parents choose to go the adoption agency route. There are always attorneys fees and court costs, as the child must pass from birth parent to the adoptive parents through the legal system. If the parents are trying to adopt a newborn, the adoptive parents may incurr the medical expenses of the birthmother. An uncomplicated birth can cost as much as $8,000-$10,000 without insurance.

JRC2024 12/16/11 - 11:14 am
Attorneys and all the other

Attorneys and all the other legal costs.

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