Michele L. Jackson, founder and attorney at HARDEN JACKSON, LLC where she serves as Chair of the Adoption & Reproductive Law Practice Group and concentrates her law practice in adoption, surrogacy, and international family law, shares information about the cost of adoption.
Why is adoption so expensive?
We hear this question all the time. It seems logical that when a good person wants to adopt an orphan, the cost to the family should not be $25-40,000 (average international adoption). It seems unreasonable to have high expenses associated with such a loving process. Some find adoption expenses appalling while others come to understand it. As Adoption professionals we continually struggle to find ways to be more financially efficient and to protect our client’s financial investment in an adoption, while providing competent, attentive adoption services.