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Looking for Adoptions Together or FamilyWorks Together? New name, same us. Here’s why!

I Want to Adopt

Costs of Adopting from Foster Care

Adopting from foster care is one of the most affordable ways to grow your family through adoption. The cost of foster care adoption will vary depending on how you adopt. Using a private agency like Adoptions Together will cost more than pursuing a foster care adoption through a public child welfare agency, but families will feel a greater sense of preparedness and support.

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How much does it cost to adopt from foster care?

At Adoptions Together, a program of Paths for Families, you can expect to pay about $11,000 to adopt a child from foster care, unless the placing state pays the fees directly to Adoptions Together. To learn more about how this works, contact us. Below is a brief breakdown of service charges you can expect when working with our team.

Foster Care Adoption Program Fees:

    • 30-Hour Foster Care Adoption Training Fee: $400
    • Initial Program Deposit: $3,000
    • Placement Fee: $8,000
    • Annual Program Update Fee: $1,000

    *Additional Sibling Placement Fee (where applicable): $7,000

A home study will be Depending on your situation, additional fees may be required. Click here for a detailed breakdown of Adoptions Together program fees.

Partnership with A Fearless Life

Adoptions Together, a program of Paths for Families, is partnered with A Fearless Life. A Fearless Life’s mission is to “find and fund a family for every adoption-eligible foster child in America”. They provide families with funding to partner with placement agencies that will match them with a foster child (or foster children) in need of adoption. To learn more and inquire, click here to go to their website.

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Foster Care Adoption FAQ