DH and I are considering going the private adoption route. We are currently "doing" the foster to adopt program for our state. I say that because the process is incredibly slow, it has been close to a yr and we have yet to finish our homestudy....thank you CA budget crisis (oh our county does not accept private homestudies so we must go thru the state agency for our homestudy if we want to do their foster/adopt program.
That being said DH and I are considering getting a private homestudy (we pay) and basically network to find our own adoption situation. We have had some things line up currently that could possibly lead to adoption contacts for our familiy that would not involve birthmother expenses, basically either a newborn child whose birth parent decides to place or one that does not need expenses paid. Sorry im being vague, but basically we would only be looking at attorney fees/legal fees, travel.
Can you give me a rough estimate? I tried contacting several attorneys in our area that specialize in adoption. However, I either need to come in for a consulation or they were like "hey we can help find a baby, its only $40,000. You have to have an attorney or agency network you" We know that it'll be a lot of work to network ourselves but like I said we might have a way (contacts) to be presented to perspective birth parents.