Eight proven ways to save on adoption travel expenses — one of the largest costs some families incur.
Adoption travel is often one of the biggest categories of the total cost of adoption, thanks to multiple or extended trips to an international destination, or the wait for termination of birth parent rights in a domestic adoption. But families can save hundreds of dollars on travel costs.
- Limit the number of travelers. It’s fun to have siblings and grandparents along to meet the newest member of the family, but each additional person will add thousands of dollars to the cost of the trip. “We cut costs on our Russian adoption by having only one parent (my husband) fly over the first trip to meet our son,” says Kim Tennison. “I joined him on the second trip to bring our son home…”