China Cost

APPLICATION & DOSSIER BUILDING
Application Fee
$350
1st Installment of Program Fee
$2,000
$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/ Passports
(varies by state and number of states previously lived in)
$100 - $500
USCIS Fee & Update Fee + Fingerprinting••
$890
Notarization, Certification & Authentication (varies by state)
$300 - $500
DOSSIER SUBMISSION & WAITING
2nd Installment of Program Fee
$2,000
Post Adoption Report Deposit
(fully refundable if all post-adoption reports are returned on time)
$3,000
Dossier Service & Translation
(Families with a waiting child referral at the time of dossier submission - $850)
$1,200
Wait Time Dependent Cost
(All wait time dependent costs vary by length of process and state regulations)
    Home Study Re-Evaluation Fee and Related Travel Costs
$0 - $1,100
    Home Study Document Addendum Fee and Potential Related Travel Costs
$0 - $825
    Document Update/Background Check Update
$0 - $200
    USCIS Update Fee (if wait is over 36 months)
$0 - $830
REFERRAL & TRAVEL
3rd Installment of Program Fee
$2,000
Referral Translation Fee ($475 for waiting child)
$250
International Program Fee (1 child) •••
$7,700
Post Adoption Administrative Fee
$900
China Orphan Care Fee
(This fee will be used to provide on-going support and care for orphans in China through direct projects AWAA will be involved in through our Waiting Children Program and orphanage partnerships.)
$600
Airfare (2 adults; prices will vary by season and location)
$2,400 - $4,400
Airfare
(1 child; prices will vary by season, location and ticket - ie: lap pass or child seat)
$200 - $1,800
Visas (2 adults)
$380
Visa Filing & Processing Fee for Adopted Child (per child)
$475
In-Country Travel Package (2 adults) ••••
$5,000 - $7,000
POST ADOPTION
Post Adoption Visits
$1200 - $2400
Post Adoption Visit Travel Fees
$0 - $600
Post Adoption Report Refund
(refunded in installments as, and only if, each report is returned on time)
($3,000)
Other Costs
(include doctor visits and related co-pays, social security card, passport cost, postage, long distance phone calls)
$100 - $1,000
TOTAL
$28,510 - $42,125
OPTIONAL EXPENSES
Re-Adoption
(highly recommended; state-dependent)
$300 - $1,000
Dossier Assistance Program (varies by level of service desired)
$150 - $1,200
Second Child Adoption Processing Fee
$2,000


Fees are based on an average amount required. 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.

•• An additional $720 USCIS filing fee per child is required for families adopting unrelated children.

••• Includes the following in-country expenses:
  • Orphanage Fee ($5,000-$5,500 paid in Chinese currency. Actual amount can be slightly higher or lower depending on the current exchange rate)
  • Child’s passport and U.S. visa, child’s medical exam, notarization of child’s paperwork, and adoption registration in China.

•••• Includes the following In-Country Expenses:
  • Travel Coordination and Processing
  • All Transportation (Ground and Air)
  • 5 and 4 star Hotels
  • Some Meals
  • Expert Guides
  • Tips for Guides and Bus Drivers


See our Financing Adoption page for resources to fund your adoption.

Last Updated 10/1/2014


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