Below is a concise version of our payment schedule to our adoption agency. The cost is broken down by the amount needed to move forward as one step is completed.
$300 – Application fee (completed)
$3,500 – Due at the time of application acceptance (completed)
$2,500 – Home Study + Other documents (completed)
Payment Schedule to our Adoption Agency:
$3,500 – Due at Dossier Submission
$1,500 – Program Maintenance Fee
$1,000 – Post Adoption Administration Fees
$12,000 – Foreign Program Fee
$1,200-$1,500 – Immigration and Embassy Fees
$4,000-$6,000 – Travel expenses (*two trips are required)
Estimated cost – $30,000 – $35,000
Note: There are other variables we do not have estimates for at this time. Examples might be: airfare for our child to return with us, food, missed paperwork, etc…
I will be keeping track of our fundraising in the sidebar.