Ethiopia Cost

APPLICATION & DOSSIER BUILDING
Application Fee
$350
1st Installment of Program Fee
$2,500
$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
$2,250
Post Adoption Report Deposit
(fully refundable if all post-adoption reports are returned on time)
$1,000
Dossier Service & Translation
$800
1/2 International Program Fee (1 child) •••
$4,750
REFERRAL & TRAVEL
International Specialist Consultation (varies by specialist)
$100 - $400
3rd Installment of Program Fee
$1,500
Post Adoption Administrative Fee
$750
1/2 International Program Fee (1 child) •••
$4,750
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)
$40
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)
$250 - $1,000
Trip 2 - In-Country Travel Package (2 adults) ••••
$1,000 - $2,000
Trip 2 - Visas (2 adults)
$40
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
$29,015 - $38,925
OPTIONAL EXPENSES
Re-Adoption
(highly recommended; state dependent)
$50 - $1,500


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:
  • America World Development Project program fee
  • Child's medical exam(s)
  • Orphanage donation
  • Transitional child-rearing fee

•••• Includes the following expenses
  • Travel Coordination and Processing
  • Accommodations
  • Some Meals
  • Tour guides/Translators
  • In-country transportation

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

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

Last Updated 9/21/2014


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