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Adopting Through Foster Care: A Less Expensive Alternative

*Photo credit: U.S. News

Private or international adoptions can cost tens of thousands of dollars. Most adoptions through foster care however, have minimal costs associated with them that are often reimbursable.

According to a U.S. News article, children adopted through foster care typically receive a financial or medical subsidy from the state, and adopted teenage youth may receive college tuition waivers from the state. The national median age of a child in foster care is 8 years old. On average, it takes approximately a year to adopt a child from the U.S. foster care system. Families looking to adopt an older youth from foster care may spend less time waiting. Karen Sauer adopted two 13-year-olds into her Indianapolis home.

“It’s important for people to know that these kids are not bad. They come from bad situations, but they’re not bad themselves.” -Karen Sauer

Since 2005, KVC has matched more than 3,000 children with loving, forever families. We would be honored to help you become an adoptive family. For more information, click here.