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Ethiopia

  APPLICATION & DOSSIER BUILDING
Application Fee $250
1st Installment of Program Fee $2,950
Home Study (varies by state) $1,200 - $2,500
Additional Home Study Documentation Prep. Fee (varies by process) $0 - $100
Home Study Visit Travel Fees
(could include mileage, etc. based on current federal mileage rates)
$0 - $200
Adoptive Parent Training (2 adults) $140 - $200
Documents/Background Checks/Miscellaneous
(varies by state and number of states previously lived in)
$100 - $1,000
USCIS Fee & Update Fee + Fingerprinting $890
Notarization, Certification & Authentication (varies by state) $400
  DOSSIER SUBMISSION & WAITING
Courier Service $175
2nd Installment of Program Fee $2,950
Post Adoption Report Deposit
(fully refundable if all post-adoption reports are returned on time)
$1,000
Dossier Service & Translation $1,400
1/2 International Program Fee (1 child) ••• $6,750
  REFERRAL & TRAVEL
International Specialist Consultation (varies by specialist) $100 - $400
3rd Installment of Program Fee $2,950
Post Adoption Administrative Fee $1,250
1/2 International Program Fee (1 child) ••• $6,750
Trip 1 - Airfare (2 adults; prices will vary by season and location) $2,400 - $4,000
Trip 1 - In-Country Travel Package (2 adults) •••• $1,400 - $2,500
Trip 1 - Visas (2 adults) $100
Trip 2 - Airfare (2 adults; prices will vary by season and location) $2,400 - $4,000
Trip 2 - Airfare
(1 child; prices will vary by season, location and ticket - ie: lap pass or child seat)
$350 - $1,600
Trip 2 - In-Country Travel Package (2 adults) •••• $1,600 - $2,600
Trip 2 - Visas (2 adults) $100
Visa/Embassy Fee (1 child) ••••• $325
  POST ADOPTION
Post Adoption Visits (varies by state)•• $600 - $1,300
Post Adoption Visit Travel Fees
(varies by state and location from social worker)
$0 - $300
Post Adoption Report Refund
(refunded in installments as, and only if, each report is returned on time)
($1,000)
TOTAL • 30,530 - $40,340
  OPTIONAL EXPENSES
Re-Adoption
(highly recommended; state dependent)
$50 - $1,500

 

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NOTE:  Fees listed above in italics are paid to a third party; all other fees are paid to AWAA
 

• Fees are based on national average and can vary. Fees may be subject to change without notice. All costs are estimated for the placement of one child. Please contact our office for estimates for multiple child placements.

•• Cost estimate for first year of post-placement reports only. In addition to reports during first year, annual reports prepared by the adoptive family will need to be translated and submitted every year until the child turns 18.

••• Families adopting two children will pay additional international program fees at the time of referral. Fees vary based on unrelated adoptions versus sibling adoptions. This fee includes the following expenses:

•••• Includes the following expenses

••••• There is an additional $720 Visa filing fee per each family adopting 2 or more unrelated children.