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Costs of Private Adoption

The costs of private adoption can vary according to each situation.  

The following expenses will apply in most situations

  • Attorney fee for adoptive family

  • Attorney fee for biological parent(s)

  • Social Worker fee for home study and post placement visit by the Social Worker

  • Media Placement

  • Preparation of adoption profile (website and/or print)


The following additional expenses may apply in some situations:

  • Expectant Parent's living expenses

  • Expectant Parent's medical or counseling expenses

  • Travel expenses if child born outside New York

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