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I am thinking about adopting through a private domestic agency but am concerned about the costs. Where can I get information about available loans and grants?

Child Welfare


There are many options for making adoption affordable. Child Welfare Information Gateway, a service of the Children’s Bureau, provides a wide range of resources to help educate prospective adoptive parents as they begin the adoption process.

Child Welfare Information Gateway’s web section Adoption Costs and Sources of Financial Support offers an overview of the costs involved in the adoption process, as well as resources for financial assistance. Information Gateway also provides the web section Grants, Loans, Tax Credit for Adoption, which focuses on ways to make adoption more affordable.

Last Reviewed: May 16, 2019