Concerned About Having Enough Money for Adoption

Do you have any advice or suggestions for funding the adoption process? My spouse and I are seriously considering adopting a child, but our financial resources are limited, and we've heard that the process can be expensive.

Before saying anything else, we want to commend you on your willingness to open up your hearts and your home to a child who desperately needs caring parents. Your desire to look into this option reflects the love that Christ has for all children.

Since launching our
Wait No More® Foster Care and Adoption Program we’ve been aware that there are many couples who want to adopt but are inhibited by the costs involved.

One of our goals has been to provide as much information as we can about the financial aspects of the process in an effort to help prospective parents reach their goal. We’ve also made it our mission to recruit adoptive families for children in foster care. This is an excellent way to avoid the financial challenge since adoption from foster care costs virtually nothing.

While our website doesn’t specifically address the financial aspect of the adoption process, we encourage you to check out the following organizations:

And if you’d like to discuss your plans with a member of our staff, feel free to call Focus on the Family’s Counseling department.


If a title is currently unavailable through Focus on the Family, we encourage you to use another retailer.

The Whole Life Adoption Book

Love and Loss in Foster Care: Embracing the Fear, Heartache and Joy in the Uncertain Journey of Foster Care and Adoption

Other Adoption books

Adoption & Foster Care (resource list)

Fostering or Adopting Children From Difficult Backgrounds (resource list)


Focus on the Family’s® Foster Care and Adoption Program: Wait No More®

Christian Adoptions Alliance

Adoptive Families

Lifesong for Orphans


The Adoption Journey (includes lists of books, broadcasts, articles and referrals)


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