Domestic Private Adoption

Private placement adoption is accomplished when a birth parent places the child directly with the adoptive parent(s) without an agency acting as an intermediary. As the name suggests, the parties to the adoption have located each other and determined that they wish to make an adoption plan together. Adoptive parents and birth parents learn of each other in many ways, including: connections through family and friends and advertising on the internet. The information that is exchanged between birth parents and adoptive parents allows everyone to make an informed choice. Although information is exchanged, confidentiality can still be maintained; last names, addresses and identifying information are only disclosed as desired. The assistance of an attorney with expertise in the area of adoption is highly recommended and often required in this type of adoption. Private placement adoption is attractive because it avoids the cost of an agency fee, and can sometimes happen very quickly and inexpensively. The cost of a private placement adoption can vary greatly, but is generally between $25,000 and $35,000, not counting the cost associated with any required advertising or outreach.


  • 7 Orchard Street
  • Nyack, NY 10960
  • Tel: 914-779-1050


The information contained in the Rumbold & Seidelman, LLP website is provided for informational purposes only, and should not be construed as legal advice on any subject matter. No recipients of content from this website, clients or otherwise, should act or refrain from acting on the basis of any content included in the website without seeking the appropriate legal or other professional advice on the particular facts and circumstances at issue from an attorney licensed in the recipient's state. The content of this website contains general information and may not reflect current legal developments. Rumbold & Seidelman, LLP expressly disclaims all liability in respect to actions taken or not taken based on any or all the contents of this website.

Any information sent to Rumbold & Seidelman, LLP by e-mail or through the Rumbold & Seidelman, LLP website is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis. The transmission information from the Rumbold & Seidelman, LLP website, in part or in whole, and/or communication with Rumbold & Seidelman, LLP by e-mail or through this website does not constitute or create an attorney-client relationship between Rumbold & Seidelman, LLP and any recipients.

Rumbold & Seidelman, LLP does not necessarily endorse, and is not responsible for, any third-party content that may be accessed through this website.