2601 N Howard Street
Baltimore, MD 21218
International Children's Services Fee Schedule
(These fees do not apply to applicants adopting their relatives. A separate fee schedule applies in these situations).
Catholic Charities (C.C.) is a private, non-profit, Maryland licensed child placement agency serving applicants of all faiths. Our adoption program is entirely financed through adoption fees and donations, without any private or public subsidy. Services cannot be provided unless all fees are paid at the times indicated below.
The adoption service fees paid to Catholic Charities are determined by the program selected. All families pay for the Pre-Adoption Assessment/Education (Home Study) and Post-Placement Services. Applicants adopting from Korea and the Philippines pay a Placement Fee. Applicants adopting from all other countries will work with another agency for placement services. In those cases, placement fees will be paid directly to the other agency.
Catholic Charities’ Fees
Application Fee: $400
Home Study fee/Post Placement fee/Training/Facilitation/Support: $5000
This full fee will be billed after your preliminary interview, and is due prior to the completion of your home study.
$2500: Home Study, Interviews, Training, Evaluation
$1250: Facilitation/Processing Fee: Coordination with foreign or US based adoption agency; support between home study and child arrival; liaison with CIS; document preparation; advocacy for our clients
$1250: Post Placement Services: include 3 post placement visit in the first six months following your child’s arrival. Also includes assistance in finalizing and re-finalizing adoption and obtaining US citizenship, which will save you attorney’s fees. Some countries (for example China, Russia, Ethiopia and Colombia) require more than three post placement visits, and require them over a longer period of time than the typical six months. In these cases, each additional visit will cost $350.
Foreign Country Costs – Catholic Charities’ Sources
These are current fees, and are subject to change during the process. The current placement/program fees may not be in effect at the time that an assignment is made by the overseas child placement agency.
Korea (due at time of child referral)
|$12,710||Holt’s Placement Fee||This covers the care of the child, medical expenses, services to the birthparents, legal and bureaucratic fees, U.S. Visa application, and the overseas work necessary to process a child for intercountry adoption.|
|$ 9,000||Program Fees||This covers Catholic Charities’ costs of supporting and maintaining programs overseas.|
|$ 2,000||Donation & Sponsorship||This supports Holt’s social service and medical programs for the physically and mentally handicapped.|
|$ 900||In country services provided||This covers Holt’s staff time and services to the families by Holt Children’s Services while they are in country, including transportation to and from the airport.|
|$24,610||Subtotal||Paid in a check to Catholic Charities|
|$ 2,300||Round Trip Airfare||This is an approximate fee, paid directly by the parents (per person) to the airline.|
|$ 750||One way airfare for child from Korea to the US||This is an approximate fee, paid directly by the parents to the airline.|
|$ 1,500||Accommodations, meals, shopping, misc.||This is an approximate fee, paid directly by the parents to the hotel and restaurants|
|Total (Korea)||$29,160 (not including home study)|
|#1: Processing Fees: Due when dossier is sent to the Philippines|
|$3,000||Philippine Program Fee|
|$ 200||ICAB Dossier approval fee|
|$24,610||Subtotal||Paid in a check to Catholic Charities|
|#2 Placement Fees: Due at the time child is referred to you|
|$ 1,000||Child’s visa and travel||This fee covers the processing and bureaucratic fees, documents passport, Visa, and other overseas expenses related to processing children for intercountry adoption.|
|$ 2,000||ICAB Placement Fee||add $1000 for all additional children|
|$ 1,000||Orphanage Donation||This covers some of the costs associated with caring for the child. (Relative and Identified Adopters do not pay this fee|
|$ 500||Chosen Children Orphanage Donation||This supports the special needs children at Chosen Children Village, a residential facility for the physically and mentally handicapped.|
|$ 180||Chosen Children USA||Sponsorship of one child at CCV for one year.|
$ 9,000 (healthy child)
$ 7,000 (relative/identified/special needs child)
|Program Fee||This covers Catholic Charities’ costs of supporting and maintaining the program overseas.|
|$11,680 - $13,680||Subtotal|
|$ 6,500 (est.)||Transportation, Accommodation & In-country expenses||This is the approximate cost of both parents’ roundtrip airfare and one child’s one way airfare and 5 days in-country expenses and accommodations (applicants pay this directly to airline and hotel) in the Philippines. There will be additional airfare expenses for children living outside the Metro Manila area.|
|Total (Philippines)||$23,380||for placement of healthy, non-relative child. (plus Catholic Charities’ fees, listed above) Fees are less for special needs or relative/identified children.|
Foreign Country Costs – Other (non-Catholic Charities) Sources
It is the responsibility of the adoptive applicants to verify the amounts they will be charged by the networking agencies, as we do not continually update these fees. These fees are subject to change during the process.
China – Holt International Children’s Services (541) 687-2202 www.holtintl.org
China, Colombia, Ethiopia, India, Russia, Eastern Europe – Wide Horizons for Children (781) 894-5330 www.whfc.org
India and Russia – Maine Adoption Placement Services, Portland, Maine (207) 775-4101 www.mapsadopt.com
Ethiopia and China: World Association of Children and Parents, Port Angeles, WA 206-575-4550
*Other fees (CIS, inspections, clearances, certifications, courier services) will be paid directly by the adoptive parents to the service provider.
PLEASE NOTE: FEES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. Fee changes may be related to fee increases in the foreign country, Catholic Charities’ business cost increases or decreases, and travel cost increases or decreases.
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