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While the costs of adoption may seem prohibitive, there are many resources to help.

CHRIS Adoptions Fees

CHRIS Adoptions & Foster Care provides complete adoption and fostering services in a safe, nurturing and inclusive environment. Every adoption has different needs, and different possibilities. Please call us at 404-564-4728 to discuss your unique adoption.

Other costs

In addition to CHRIS Adoption & Foster Care fees, a family will usually incur costs associated with the adoption which could include: 

  • Travel costs

  • Medical costs

  • Legal paperwork

  • Attorney fees

  • Background checks

Financial Aid

Tax Credit

What Forms Do I need to Fill Out to Claim the Credit?

First, you will need to apply for an Adoption Taxpayer ID Number. Visit:


Then, to file for the Adoption Tax Credit you will need IRS Form 8839. You can find the form at the bottom of this page:


There are many grants available for adoption. Here are just a few you can look into: is a national 501(c)(3) financial grant program that helps couples/individuals (regardless of race, religion, gender, ethnicity, marital status or sexual orientation) with the cost of their adoptions by awarding grants up to $15,000.  They support domestic, international and foster care adoptions and do not charge our applicants to apply.

The National Adoption Foundation

Families can apply for outright grants from the Foundation. The grant program is open to all legal adoptions including public or private agency adoptions, international, special needs or adoptions facilitated by an attorney. There is no income requirement.


AdoptTogether is the world’s largest crowdfunding platform for adoption. Every gift you give, brings a family one step closer to their child.

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