How Much Does It Cost To Adopt A Child in Texas?

Texas adoption costs fluctuate depending upon many factors.

There is no one average Texas adoption cost, but there are many things you should consider when adopting a child.

State vs Private Adoption

If you are a prospective parent who is looking into Texas adoption fees, you will probably have noticed that state adoptions cost less. Foster-to-adopt is another name for state adoption.

Adopting a child through the state is free. The only costs you will incur are the adoption license fees and court fees. When you adopt through the state, the cost of a child is lower. The state offers financial assistance for adoptive parents in addition to a lower adoption cost. This is especially useful if you have multiple children or a smaller budget.

Private agencies are also available. Private adoption costs in Texas are significantly more expensive than state adoptions. Communication with the child’s biological family is often part of private adoption.

An adoption plan will be agreed on by your family and the birth parent. The cost of private adoption can be well over $20,000 but it varies depending on which agency you choose. The agency handles the legal documentation and coordinates the adoption. Prenatal care is sometimes provided by some adoption agencies to the mother.

A family with children they chose to adopt

Attorney fees

An attorney may be necessary if you plan to adopt a child from the state. An attorney can assist you in completing the paperwork required to obtain a license to adopt. They can help you navigate the state system throughout the adoption process.

The cost of Texas adoption can be affected by the choice of attorney. It is important to discuss fees with your lawyer before you hire them. While an adoption attorney can help make the adoption process easier, you should know what legal fees to expect.

Assistance with Texas Adoption Fees

You can do a lot to help pay for Texas adoption costs. Ask your employer if they can offer financial assistance to cover adoption fees. This could be included in your employee benefits package.

Adoptive parents can also get financial assistance from some non-profit organizations and agencies. You may receive the grant through the adoption agency or another nonprofit entity.

Call Our Office

Bolton Law can help you, no matter if you’re interested in private adoption or through the state. OurĀ family lawyers will help you choose the best type of adoption for you. We are ready to help you navigate the process of adding a new member to your family. Call us at 281-351-7897 to set up a consultation.