Adoption Facts

There are more than 20 million children worldwide that are waiting to be adopted. In Canada alone, there are over 30,000 children waiting for forever families. Throughout North America, thousands of private adoptions (those with birth parent involvement) occur on a yearly basis.

Approximately 2,000 children are adopted in Canada each year, mostly internationally. Many children wait in orphanages and many “age out” of the system in Canada, reaching age 19 with no family to call their own. We believe these children have a right to a family.

Fees for most adoptions range between $15,000 and $40,000+ (more details are below) with most families seeking personal loans, spending their life savings, refinancing their home, using their RRSP’s and hosting fundraisers to adopt their child(ren). This can be a significant – and potentially insurmountable – barrier to loving families who want to adopt, for children who want and need a family, and for birth parents who choose adoption.

ABBA Canada provides grants to help reduce the high cost of adoption so that more children can be adopted into loving Christian families. It is estimated that 1 in 5 people in Canada have been touched and changed by adoption. Your support will make a difference!

Range of Adoption Costs

Foster Care Adoption: Travel costs only (if applicable)

Domestic Adoption: $5,000 - $20,000+

International/Inter-country Adoption: $15,000 - $50,000+