Adoption is governed by state statute and each state makes it own laws. The agency or entity assisting with an adoption also will set its own fees and regulations for its adoption services. And, for those considering adopting a child from another country, the fees, laws and requirements will vary. These costs will cover some or all of the expenses related to adoption. Domestic adoption costs will cover the following expenses: the application fee, home study and preparation services, post-placement supervision, parent physical (each parent), psychiatric evaluation (each parent, if requires), attorney fees, advertising, birthparent expenses(medical expenses (prenatal, birth/delivery, postnatal for mother; perinatal care for child), living expenses (rent, food, clothing, transportation, etc), and counseling).
With intercountry adoptions, each country has its own unique adoption process. The following are a list of the fees that are most often involved with intercounry adoptions. USCIS (INS)/State Department Fees include: a filing fee for I-600, I600A, filing fee for fingerprints, filing fee for N-600, immigrant visa application fee and an immigrant issuance fee). US agency or attorney fees include: USCIS (INS)/State Department visa application, processing and visa medical fees, home study and parent preparation, psychological evaluations, physical examinations, post-placement supervision, translation and authentication of adoption dossier documents, agency placement fee. Fees in the foreign country include: travel expenses, foreign agency placement fee, foreign attorney legal and placement fee, foster and medical care for the child, use of translation and escort services by US agency representative in the foreign country, foreign court filing fee and document fees, requires “donation” to orphanage or agency, translation services
An attorney can negotiate and can prepare the necessary paperwork, but an attorney who is not also a broker has no access to the MLS and I have never met any who are prepared to do the necessary marketing.