Thank you for your interest in our domestic adoption program. Domestic adoption can be an emotional and difficult journey, but we know it can also be an amazing experience. If you are considering a domestic adoption, we would be honored to walk with you on this journey. Many people worry about having a large, expensive home, beautiful furniture, or being clean to the extreme. You should have a home that is reasonably clean, free of hazards, and a home that is safe and loving. The information below will help to answer some of your questions and understand the adoption process a little better.
What is the cost of a domestic adoption?
Money is an important issue for every adopting family. The total cost for a domestic adoption is $20,000 plus the cost of a home study. If you already have a completed home study our agency is happy to review and use your home study if it is less than 18 months old. If you do not have a current home study, one of our social workers will be happy to complete a home study for you. The cost of a home study for a domestic adoption is $1000.
We feel it is important for families interested in domestic adoption to explore all options once the decision is made to adopt a baby or a child, and we are happy to provide copies of your completed home study so you can submit it to as many other agencies as you wish. Sharing your home study with other agencies will increase the chances of being matched with a birth mother who wants to place her baby with you.
How to begin
The beginning cost to submit an application to WIA is $200. Once that application has been submitted and approved, we can begin working with you as an adoptive family. We will assist you to obtain a home study if needed. We will help you create a family profile that will be shared with birth mothers who are searching for a family to adopt their baby.