Adopting a child does not have to be cost prohibitive. Many people think that taking in a child is out of their price range, and unfortunately, it can be expensive to adopt a baby or do a foreign adoption. However, you may be surprised that even these types of adoptions can be offset by tax credits and money from social advocacy groups.
If you are willing to adopt an older child, you will find the process to be much more affordable. There are groups that will help you to foster the child first. While fostering, you will get to know the child and see if they are a happy fit for your home. You will also get a small stipend to help you offset the cost of raising them.
Once you decide that adopting a child is the right choice for you, the state agency that helped you with setting up the fostering can also help you to finalize the adoption. They will help you to cover legal costs, and they may even help you with grants or other money to cover the cost of adding a new child to your life. Of course, you will also be lead through the process with the right counseling as needed.