(Estimated; May change without notice prior to completing the Fee Contract upon application approval)
Agency Fee: $6,200
In-Country Fee: $10,000
Each Additional Referral: $7,000
Requested Humanitarian Aid Donation: $500
Home Study Review Fee: $100
In-Country Foster Care (if applicable): $400/month
Total paid to or through CCI (one referral):
$16,550, not including the humanitarian aid donation
Estimated total after extraneous expenses (two parents, one child; two trips): $29,000
A non-refundable application fee must accompany the Application for Adoption.
CCI Agency Fee:
Upon application approval, a CCI Agency fee must accompany the International Adoption Services Agreement.
Humanitarian Aid Donation:
For some countries this fee may be a tax deductible contribution. The Humanitarian Aid Donation does not count towards the Federal Adoption Credit. CCI will use this fund to support humanitarian efforts to improve the quality of life for the children in the country who are not being adopted.
The country fee is set by the facilitating organizations in each country. The fee includes background investigation and identification of child, social services, accepting legal responsibility for the child, work with government and agency authorities, legal fees, child care, medical expenses, and, in some countries, passport and US visa fee’s (refer to individual country fee schedules) in the child’s country. A portion of this fee must accompany dossier to country for processing. The balance of the fee is due when accepting the referral of a child.
Home study Fee:
The home study is a comprehensive study and written report that is necessary prior to all agency adoptions. The home study must be completed by CCI Social Workers, or by an approved cooperating agency, and approved by the Social Work Supervisor at CCI.
Dossier Related Fees:
The dossier is a collection of documents that, along with your home study, will represent you and your family in the country where you choose to adopt. These fees include those involved with document collection, notarization, state authentication/ verification, foreign country authentication and translation, and postage, overnight and courier fees.
Travel fees include parent(s) U.S. passport, foreign country entry visas, airfare, hotels, meals, supplies, sightseeing, souvenirs, taxis, and similar costs. These fees vary according to country, length of time in country, season, and accommodations, and the costs are the responsibility of the parent(s).
Post Placement Fee:
This fee is for services after child placement and return home, for a minimum 6 month period. Supervisory visits, by an agency Social Worker, are required by certain countries at certain intervals. It is important to note that some countries require ongoing reports and photographs that can be prepared by the families themselves. Compliance with this requirement is essential to continuing favorable adoption relations with foreign countries.
Country Change Fee:
In the event that the families chosen country closes adoptions, the family may choose to wait for the country to re-open or choose another country. If the new chosen country remains with the same program manager there will be no country change fee. If the family voluntarily decides to change another country program and the change necessitates a change in program managers, there will be a country change fee as specified by CCI at that time. Each country change fee is done on a case by case basis.
CCI’s promise to our client families is to provide the highest quality services to them, and children and families in need, while charging reasonable fees for the services we provide.