El Salvador Cost

APPLICATION & DOSSIER BUILDING
Application Fee
$350
1st Installment of Program Fee
$2,000
$1,200 - $1,500
Home Study Travel Fees (could include mileage, etc. based on current federal mileage rates)
$0 - $200
Documents/Background Checks/Passports
$50 - $300
USCIS I-800A & Fingerprinting (2 adults)
$675 - $890
Notarization & Authentication
$400 - $500
Psychological Evaluation (2 adults)
$200 - $1,000
Post Adoption Report Deposit (Refunded in increments when post adoption reports are completed on time)
$2,000
Legal Services Fee
$1,500
Dossier Translation
$750
DOSSIER SUBMISSION & WAITING
2nd Installment of Program Fee
$2,000
Hague Training
$140 - $200
Additional Training Fees (courses determined by social worker)
$70 - $150
Wait Time Dependent Cost
    Home Study Update
$400 - $1,500
    Home Study Update Travel Fees
$0 - $200
    USCIS I-800A Updated Approval & Fingerprinting Fees (2 adults. One free renewal is available)
$890
REFERRAL & TRAVEL
3rd Installment of Program Fee
$2,000
Post Adoption Administrative Fee
$850
Referral and Post Adoption Reports Translation Fee ••
$1,000
Legal Services Fee
$1,500
International Specialist Consultation
$100 - $500
Airfare (2 adults; prices will vary by season and location)
$1,500 - $2,600
Visas (2 adults)
$20
In-Country Travel Package •••
$2,000 - $5,000
In-Country Child Paperwork (passport, medical exam, Visa/Embassy fee. 1 child)
$945 - $1045
POST ADOPTION
Post Adoption Report Fees (paid per visit; varies by state)
$800 - $1,600
Post Adoption Visit Travel Fees
$0 - $400
Post Adoption Report Refund
(refunded in installments as, and only if, each report is returned on time)
($2,000)
TOTAL
$21,245 - $30,350
OPTIONAL EXPENSES
Re-Adoption (highly recommended; state dependent)
$300 - $1,000


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.

•• Includes the following: Referral and post adoption report translations, and child paperwork filing fees with Embassy

••• Includes the following in-country expenses:
  • Travel Coordination and Processing
  • In country transportation
  • Hotel or Apartment accommodation
  • Expert Guide
  • Tips for guides


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

Last Updated 9/22/2014


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