Up-front fees and expenses range from zero to $2,500, including travel and attorney's fees. Most states will reimburse non-recurring adoption expenses up to a set limit. Federal and State adoption subsidies may be available for the ongoing care of children with special physical, mental, or emotional needs; the adoption subsidy agreement must be negotiated and signed before the child's adoption is finalized in court. However, there is a process whereby adoption subsidy can be applied for or re-negotiated after finalization, but only under certain conditions. Make sure to be clear on what these certain conditions are. It is a good idea to have an attorney present at the subsidy agreement so that all sides understand what is being agreed upon.Estimate of Domestic Adoption Cost
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