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Child Adoption Law in Ohio: How Much Does Adoption Cost?

Cost of Adoption

Costs for an adoption vary widely from $0 to $50,000 depending on the type of adoption pursued. It generally costs from $0 to $1,000 to adopt a child from a County Foster/Adopt program. These children are often older, but sometimes infants are placed.

A voluntary adoption of a newborn through a non-profit agency will generally cost between $10,000 and $25,000. Attorney adoptions of newborns generally run from $20,000 to $30,000.

Some of these costs can be offset by grants and tax incentives.


Adoption Tax Credits

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Franklin County Probate Court Filing Fees