If you’re adopting a child from another country, unfortunately, the cost of the process will be much higher. Unlike adopting from within the UK, anyone wishing to adopt a child from abroad must pay for the assessment process themselves. The Intercountry Adoption Centre states that this is generally in the region of £12,000-£25,000. You’ll also have various travel costs to cover along the way.
Once you’ve successfully adopted the child, the costs don’t end there - you’ll now have a new child or baby in your household to care and pay for! If you’re adopting a baby, take a look at our handy baby cost calculator to help you estimate costs. Regardless of the child’s age you’ll need to think of all sorts of new additional costs that will crop up – ranging from food, childcare, clothing and utility bills (don’t forget that an extra person in your home can mean higher bills, generally) to smaller but reoccurring costs like buying birthday presents or paying for school trips.