We have third-party custody of a child. The birth parents would like us to adopt the child as they know it is the decision for the infant. They are ready and willing to sign. We are ready to adopt as well because it is in the best interest of the child.
Generally, attorneys handle uncontested adoptions for somewhere between $1,500-$1,800. This number depends on several factors and, depending on the circumstances, it could increase or decrease the cost by a few hundred dollars.
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The range varies greatly. Since parents agree your costs will be lower because you aren't fighting it out in court.
The costs are the filing fee, the cost of a GAL for a replacement report, and attorney fees. The amounts of these, especially the last 2, vary significantly. I would suggest talking to an adoption attorney to see how much they would charge.
Hard to say. Guardian ad litem fees and costs associated with contested factors are impossible to predict. If uncontested total cost should be under 5,000.
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