The cost of an International Adoption

Bethany’s International Adoption program is fee-based, where adopting families are charged for the services that are provided. While these fees can be a barrier for many families, we have helped thousands of people achieve their goal of adopting internationally. Through generous gifts from our donors, grants, and funds like our Caring Connection program, we work with you to help make International Adoption affordable.

Our goal is to help each child find a loving, forever family, and we are committed to helping you discover ways to finance your adoption.


What does it cost to adopt a child from another country?

The fees for International Adoption will vary greatly depending upon your state, and the country you wish to adopt from. To help give you the most accurate estimate we can, please start by providing your zip code. Our fee calculator will guide you to an estimate.

The fees shown in the calculator are associated with different phases of the adoption process and do not represent an "up-front" cost.

International Adoption Fee Calculator


Sources of financial assistance

Type of Assistance
America’s Christian Credit Union

ACCU provides financial solutions to individuals and ministries that empower them to reach their financial goals while expanding God’s Kingdom. Every dollar entrusted to us gets reinvested to build churches and fund ministry.

Up to $50,000
Adoption loans
Brittany’s Hope

Brittany’s Hope Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) foundation dedicated to aiding and facilitating adoptions of special needs children from around the world.

Matching adoption grants
Lifesong for Orphans

Lifesong helps to remove financial barriers in adoption through matching grants, interest-free loans, and Both Hands service projects to help raise funds for adoption expenses.

$1,000—$4,000 for grants,
up to $12,000 for loans
Matching grants,
Interest-free loans
Show Hope

Show Hope is a non-profit organization that mobilizes individuals and communities to meet the most pressing needs of orphans in distress by providing 1) homes for waiting children through adoption aid grants, and 2) life-saving medical care for orphans with special needs.

Adoption grants

Adoption tax credit

The Federal Adoption Tax Credit may be available to your family, depending on your income. Your state may have a state tax credit or deduction as well,  in addition to the federal tax credit. Ask your tax advisor about how these credits may apply to your family’s taxes.

For more information, visit the IRS website: Adoption Tax Credit.



Caring Connection:

Through Bethany’s Caring Connection, families who adopt children with special needs can receive financial support.  For more information please contact us at

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Other finance options

  • If you are active duty personnel in the military, you can qualify for grants and subsidies toward adoption.
  • Southern Baptist pastors can also qualify for a grant through  The Adoption Fund for Ministers.
  • Check with your employer about adoption benefits that may be offered through your workplace.

Begin your journey

If you’re ready to provide a loving, stable home, for a child in need, we want to take the journey with you. Get started by requesting an information packet or filling out our preliminary application.

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