I'm new to the board and new to adoption.
My husband and I are planning to adopt and we're looking at all our options. We initially decided on adopting directly from foster care (not foster-to-adopt) because we're okay with and older-ish child (maybe up to age 7) or a sibling group. But, the fact that there is no charge to do that was also a major reason. We've recently learned of a local agency that is trying to recruit more families for domestic infant adoption of AA babies. We had not even considered domestic infant adoption, mainly because of the price. I'm working and my husband is a full-time student. When we have children, we are planning on him lowering his school load and taking a full time job so I can stay home with our children.
I'm not sure which way we should go. I certainly know more about foster care adoption because that is where we thought we were going. Can anyone give me some info about fees for domestic infant adoption? I can't find that info on agency sites. It's odd because they all have fees for international adoptions. Also, any ideas about realistic time frames for domestic infant adoptions?