Domestic Adoption Fees

Wide Horizons For Children is transparent about our fees. In domestic adoptions, total cost for adoption will depend on whether a family is matched with a child directly through Wide Horizons For Children or through a second adoption agency. We strive to make paying for your adoption as easy as possible to understand. A fee schedule for domestic adoption is included in our Adoption Information Guide.

In domestic adoption, there are three types of fees to consider:

Agency Fees

These are fees that are paid directly to Wide Horizons For Children and cover our costs to process and manage your adoption. Agency fees include:

  • Registration fee
  • Home study fees
  • Four agency fees related to milestones in the adoption process
  • Post Placement fees

Third-Party Costs

These are fees that are either collected by Wide Horizons for Children and paid to third-party providers, or you will be required to pay directly to third-party providers, such as educational organizations or partner agencies. These fees may include:

  • Adoptive family profile
  • Fingerprinting
  • Adoption education class fees
  • Placement fees if your match is through another entity

Travel and Other Costs

Travel and other expenses may be incurred in some adoptions. These include:

  • Domestic airfare
  • Lodging, meals and ground transportation
  • Uninsured medical expense
  • Placement fees if your match is through another entity