How much does it cost to adopt an older child
Posted on Aug 20, 2018. I handle a lot of adult stepparent adoptions and typically the fees and costs run about $1,800. As part of the process we can make any changes in your stepdaughter's name and obtain a new Birth Certificate with your name as the mother. Since she is 18 years old no notice or consent is required regarding the birth mother.There is a $250 fee for the investigation that is submitted with the Application Part 1 for Identified Child Adoption. When it is confirmed that the child is eligible for adoption, the next step in the process is to apply and begin the home study. If you live in MD, MN, VA, or WI, Children's Home can complete your home study.