Adoptive Parent Fees

Please Note: There are no fees for expectant parents considering placing a child for adoption.

As a not-for-profit organization, The Cradle makes every effort to keep adoption a financially accessible option for building your family. In fact, our adoptive parent fees do not cover the costs we incur in providing counseling, outreach and educational services to all members of the adoption circle. We rely heavily on The Cradle Foundation's fundraising and charitable giving for ongoing support of our services for expectant parents, adoptive parents and families.


Adoption Type
Click the options below to see the fee structure 

Intercountry Homestudy $4,000

Domestic Adoption $38,900

Agency Assisted Adoption Varies by agency

Need help with adoption expenses? The Federal Adoption Tax Credit is up to $13,840. Learn more.


Finding Families For Children Initiative

To ensure that we always have sufficient options for all expectant parents and families for every child entrusted to our care, The Cradle Foundation is funding the Finding Families for Children initiative.

At this time, Finding Families for Children is financially supporting the adoption fees for the following types of families (Click the options below to see the fee structure)



Click here for information on financial resources available to help make adoption a financially accessible option for building your family.

All Fees are subject to change. Refund Policies
Fees Effective October 1, 2015