There's no denying that adoption is an expensive process. From the service fees to the kind of resources it takes to prepare for a child to live in your home, an adoption can end up costing thousands of dollars - and many do. However, there are a few ways to keep the amount of money spent during and adoption. While it's considered negative language to speak about adoption fees in diction used in commerce - cheap adoptions are certainly an available option for adopters with unforgiving budgets.
Cheap adoptions begin and end with a public agency. Public agencies are government-run and handle the placement of older children in the foster care system. The adoption process has fewer fess because there are no birth mother services needed and oftentimes any services are covered or fully reimbursed by state or federal subsidies. This is particularly meant to raise incentive for the adoption of children with special emotional, physical or behavioral needs.
For some adopters, the "price" may be right, but the situation isn't ideal. First-time parents, for example, prefer an infant adoptee so they can have the experience of raising a child from near birth. The average age of a foster child is just under 9 years old, so an adoptee would have nearly a decade of a previous lifestyle to draw from.
There are a few exceptions to the rule as well. Infant adoption from private agencies with very specific regulations on their adopters' religious beliefs may offer adoption services for little to no fee. If you're interested in pursuing a cheap adoption, talk to adoption professionals and they can point you in the direction that's right for you.