Since the 1950s, many Americans looking to grow their family have pursued overseas adoption. Some view it as an opportunity to help out orphans in need while also creating a richer, more culturally diverse household. Parents develop a broader community of relatives and form attachments to different parts of the world. That being said, international adoption is pricey; in fact, it's almost always the most expensive adoption option out there. In addition to the financial investment adopting from another country requires patience and a willingness withstand long waits and rounds of extensive paperwork. However, many families will tell you that their adoption experience was worth everything they put into it. So how much, exactly, was that? According to Binti, a technology company that serves all parties in an adoption, an international adoption typically costs between $20,000 to $40,000.