Cost to Adopt a Baby from Vietnam in 2008

The average cost to adopt a baby from Vietnam is $25,000, according to the New York Times.

This high cost has created a black market in baby-buying which lead to the US State Department issuing a warning on adoptions from Vietnam.

Source:  Elizabeth Olson, “Families Adopting in Vietnam Say They Are Caught in Diplomatic Jam,” New York Times, February 11, 2008.